Witnesses - We Want Their Names!
On August 23, 1987, Kevin and Don were out night-hunting when they
witnessed a police-protected drug drop. The boys were murdered, then
their bodies were placed on nearby railroad tracks and run over by a
passing train. There are reports in the Arkansas State Police file of
the "train deaths" of at least three witnesses implicating Officers Kirt
Lane and Jay Campbell as being involved in the murders. The state
police ignored two of the witnesses and went to great lengths to
discredit the other, yet there was no follow-up investigation of Lane or
Campbell; not so much as an inquiry of their whereabouts the night of
Obstruction names Lane and Campbell as suspects who were
implicated by witnesses in the murders and subsequent cover-up.
Within a month of the release of the video, Lane and Campbell had
an attorney write Pat a letter demanding they be given the names
of the witnesses.
Given the history of dead witnesses in this case, this was not an
acceptable request, so Pat refused to reveal the source of the reports.
The attorney threatened to "immediately initiate a lawsuit," but that
was June 7, 1996. Now, almost a year later, a law suit has been filed
against Pat in the amount of $16,000,000.00.
It seems rather obvious that Lane and Campbell did not really want to jump into a law suit, since they know the truth, and the truth is Pat's
defense which will prevail. Although Linda is not happy that Pat has
been sued since it is going to be very costly for him to defend, she is
happy that a part of the "train deaths" case is finally getting into court.
Pat's attorney will have a great deal of latitude with the
discovery process and will be able to acquire files that were not
otherwise available to us. This could very well be the best break Linda
has had in the ten years since Kevin's murder.