THE DISCOVERY WOODS LOOKING
SOUTH TO THE PIPE
THE PIPE ACROSS
Prosecutor: . . . I believe at the Robin Hood area there's
on both sides, kind of, at the bayou and there's a pipe. Do
recall if you crossed over the pipe?
The prosecution offered no evidence to
reconcile the site where the children disappeared with the site where
they were found. Did the children cross the sewer pipe with
their bicycles? Or was the discovery site only the place
where their dead bodies were disposed? It was the
prosecution's assertion that the discovery site was also the murder
site. Perhaps the prosecutor realized the difficulty of
selling this. His opening remarks in both trials referred to
a lack of blood at the crime scene.
Pamela Hobbs: No, I didn't cross the pipe.
Ryan stated [victim] Chris was affraid to go accross the Pipe. (Notes
from Detective Mike Allen, interview with Ryan Clark.
Would the children have brought their bikes across this pipe?
Hutchinson leads his mother, Victoria, and police officers across the
pipe. Aaron Hutchinson at various times
claimed that he
avoided being a victim by not playing with the children that day, that
he witnessed the murders, and that he was forced to participate in the
murders. After the arrests were made he identified the West
Memphis Three as being the murderers. Later, he changed this
story to having witnessed one of the children's stepfathers killing the
children. His mother was a key prosecution witness.