Lawsuit to be filed involving West Memphis Three - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Lawsuit to be filed involving West Memphis Three

Pamela Hicks Pamela Hicks
The West Memphis 3 (Jason Baldwin, Jessie Misskelley, and Damien Echols) The West Memphis 3 (Jason Baldwin, Jessie Misskelley, and Damien Echols)

MEMPHIS, TN - (WMC-TV) – Thursday afternoon Action News 5 received an e-mail alerting us to a news conference scheduled for Friday morning in Marion, Arkansas. The only details said it involved the West Memphis Three and a lawsuit. We have learned it involves the mother of one of the murdered 8-year-old boys. 

"I'm a citizen of the United States of America as well. So I don't care if it cost all the money in the world. I deserve the truth and I feel like Arkansas...I'm a wounded soul from Arkansas," Pam Hicks said in April. 

That was Pam Hicks formerly Hobbs in April. She is the mother of Stevie Branch, one of the three murdered West Memphis 8-year-old boys. 

Hicks wanted her son's bicycle returned to her from the West Memphis police department's evidence room.  But police tell me evidence in murder cases stays in evidence forever in case it is needed again. Now Hicks wants to at least see the bicycle and other evidence. She has hired an attorney who sent West Memphis police a letter making that request. 

West Memphis police Chief Donald Oakes said he got the letter earlier this week. He sent it to the city attorney's office. Oakes said that under Arkansas law Hicks can have access to files but not sealed evidence unless someone orders it. 

Hicks now supports the West Memphis Three, believing the three men - Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley, now free - did not commit the murders of the three 8-year-old boys. 

Pam Hicks' attorney would not reveal the exact details of what the lawsuit involves. Action News 5 will be at the news conference Friday and bring you the details.  

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