Carlsbad inmate granted new trial (10...

Carlsbad inmate granted new trial (10:53 a.m.)

There are 29 comments on the Carlsbad Current-Argus story from Apr 20, 2011, titled Carlsbad inmate granted new trial (10:53 a.m.). In it, Carlsbad Current-Argus reports that:

A Carlsbad man who has spent almost 30 years in prison for a rape and murder he insists he did not commit has again won an order for a new trial - this time by a federal judge who found his 1982 trial was "plagued by constitutional error." U.S. District Judge Martha Vazquez of Santa Fe found prosecutors had failed to hand over evidence favorable to ...

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The Real Truth

Carlsbad, NM

#1 Apr 20, 2011
Oh goody, then he will sue the state and the taxpayers will have to cough it up!

Since: May 10

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#2 Apr 20, 2011
The Real Truth wrote:
Oh goody, then he will sue the state and the taxpayers will have to cough it up!
uh, well--'if' he is innocent, he should sue. Thirty years is a big slice out of one's life. There are a lot of innocent people in prison who were wrongly convicted. I'm not saying he's one of them.
Zig_Zag

Las Cruces, NM

#3 Apr 20, 2011
Nancy is dead and will remain dead.

She died because of the foolish, heartless, evil actions of-
Carl Case a.k.a. Scratch
Curtis Worley
Mike Tweedy
Paul Dunlap

Whether she was raped or not, doesn't matter.
There should be NO forgiveness or leniency.
HUMORIST

Carlsbad, NM

#4 Apr 20, 2011
Zig_Zag wrote:
Nancy is dead and will remain dead.
She died because of the foolish, heartless, evil actions of-
Carl Case a.k.a. Scratch
Curtis Worley
Mike Tweedy
Paul Dunlap
Whether she was raped or not, doesn't matter.
There should be NO forgiveness or leniency.
I STILL REMEMBER THAT ALSO AND COVERED THE TRIAL, IF IM NOT MISTAKEN THEY PUT CASE ON THE STAND AT ONE TIME TO TESTIFY AGAINST ANOTHER ONE OF THE RAPIST AND KILLERS AND HE REFUSED AND EVERY TIME THE D.A. ASKED HIM A QUESTION HE REFUSED TO ANSWER AND HARVEY FORT WAS ADDING A YEAR MORE FOR EACH QUESTION, AND I THINK HE HAD LIKE 9 YRS ADDED TO HIS REGULAR SENTENCE, WHICH WAS LATER OVER TURNED BECAUSE OF HIS 5TH AMENDMENT RIGHT, WHICH MEANS A PERSON CANNOT INCRIMINATE HIMSELF, BUT ALL IN ALL, I HOPE THIS DONT TURN LIKE THE TERRY SEATON CASE, WHO WAS [ SUPPOSEDLY] CONVICTED OF KILLING MR DAVIS, IN THE SPRING OF 1971, MR DAVIS WAS THE BAKER WHO OPERATED HIS BAKERY BY WHERE IT IS NOW CLOSE TO THE ODDITY SHOP ON TEXAS ST,THEY POURED HOT GREASE ON HIM AND CASTORATED HIM ALSO, SEATON ALSO SUED THE STATE AND GOT MUCHO DINERO, LATER THERE WAS RUMORS THAT IT WAS THE WILLIAMS BROTHERS A PAIR OF MAYATES THAT DID IT, BUT NEVER CONVICTED,BUT IF THIS FELLOW SUES FOR 30 YRS, HE CAN HAVE A VERY GOOD TIME IN HAWAII AND ALSO TAKE BUBBA WITH HIM AS A GUEST FOR A VERY LONG TIME/.
Lisa Ward

Fort Worth, TX

#5 Apr 20, 2011
Zig_Zag wrote:
Nancy is dead and will remain dead.
She died because of the foolish, heartless, evil actions of-
Carl Case a.k.a. Scratch
Curtis Worley
Mike Tweedy
Paul Dunlap
Whether she was raped or not
There should be NO forgiveness or leniency.
Nancy died because those guys ( headed up by Scratch Case) hit her in the head with a pipe and the left her in the middle of winter half dressed to die which she did and it is their fault and again I say Scratch was in control of all of it. Is he guilty of rape? I think so, is he guilty of murder? Absolutely. should he get out? Only if he can bring her back. We know what the answer to that is......This is all very sickening to me.
MGBP2

Salmiya, Kuwait

#6 Apr 20, 2011
All of them killed her and they know it. Yes i said it
Curtis Worley, Paul Dunlap, Mike Twittie and this dirt bag all should have fried in the chair years ago.
qst22

United States

#7 Mar 21, 2012
HUMORIST wrote:
<quoted text>I STILL REMEMBER THAT ALSO AND COVERED THE TRIAL, IF IM NOT MISTAKEN THEY PUT CASE ON THE STAND AT ONE TIME TO TESTIFY AGAINST ANOTHER ONE OF THE RAPIST AND KILLERS AND HE REFUSED AND EVERY TIME THE D.A. ASKED HIM A QUESTION HE REFUSED TO ANSWER AND HARVEY FORT WAS ADDING A YEAR MORE FOR EACH QUESTION, AND I THINK HE HAD LIKE 9 YRS ADDED TO HIS REGULAR SENTENCE, WHICH WAS LATER OVER TURNED BECAUSE OF HIS 5TH AMENDMENT RIGHT, WHICH MEANS A PERSON CANNOT INCRIMINATE HIMSELF, BUT ALL IN ALL, I HOPE THIS DONT TURN LIKE THE TERRY SEATON CASE, WHO WAS [ SUPPOSEDLY] CONVICTED OF KILLING MR DAVIS, IN THE SPRING OF 1971, MR DAVIS WAS THE BAKER WHO OPERATED HIS BAKERY BY WHERE IT IS NOW CLOSE TO THE ODDITY SHOP ON TEXAS ST,THEY POURED HOT GREASE ON HIM AND CASTORATED HIM ALSO, SEATON ALSO SUED THE STATE AND GOT MUCHO DINERO, LATER THERE WAS RUMORS THAT IT WAS THE WILLIAMS BROTHERS A PAIR OF MAYATES THAT DID IT, BUT NEVER CONVICTED,BUT IF THIS FELLOW SUES FOR 30 YRS, HE CAN HAVE A VERY GOOD TIME IN HAWAII AND ALSO TAKE BUBBA WITH HIM AS A GUEST FOR A VERY LONG TIME/.
WILLIAMS BROTHERS? WHICH ONES?
The Saint

Houston, TX

#8 Aug 8, 2012
Lisa Ward wrote:
<quoted text> Nancy died because those guys ( headed up by Scratch Case) hit her in the head with a pipe and the left her in the middle of winter half dressed to die which she did and it is their fault and again I say Scratch was in control of all of it. Is he guilty of rape? I think so, is he guilty of murder? Absolutely. should he get out? Only if he can bring her back. We know what the answer to that is......This is all very sickening to me.
I knew I remembered your name!
You were Westly Wards sister right?
I was going to Bethel when Nancy was going there as well.
After 30 years I still remember her smile.
humor man

Carlsbad, NM

#9 Aug 9, 2012
qst22 wrote:
<quoted text>
WILLIAMS BROTHERS? WHICH ONES?
ted and james,
Scott

Logan, NM

#10 Mar 1, 2013
Lisa Ward wrote:
<quoted text> Nancy died because those guys ( headed up by Scratch Case) hit her in the head with a pipe and the left her in the middle of winter half dressed to die which she did and it is their fault and again I say Scratch was in control of all of it. Is he guilty of rape? I think so, is he guilty of murder? Absolutely. should he get out? Only if he can bring her back. We know what the answer to that is......This is all very sickening to me.
You go Lisa! you know like me what happened back 30 yrs ago! We knew case before he did what he did to Nancy and he was rotten! Case Is just a Rat trying to get out of his cage! I feel for the family of Nancy having to go through all the trauma of what happened to their sweet baby girl That night!
who knew

Roswell, NM

#11 Mar 1, 2013
Why did the two witnesses change their story? Det McCanles married one of them. Why, if they saw what happened didn't they go and get help. They saw and kept their mouths shut until they were needed. These two witnesses knew she was out there and could have saved here, but didi nothing

Since: Feb 09

Euless, TX

#12 Mar 2, 2013
who knew wrote:
Why did the two witnesses change their story? Det McCanles married one of them. Why, if they saw what happened didn't they go and get help. They saw and kept their mouths shut until they were needed. These two witnesses knew she was out there and could have saved here, but didi nothing
there was a Mike Brown that went to prison still in prison also the reason they are we trying it is because people said they saw her later on after she was supposed to be killed which who knows what the saw
Lisa Ward

Carlsbad, NM

#13 Mar 5, 2013
ellvis wrote:
<quoted text> there was a Mike Brown that went to prison still in prison also the reason they are we trying it is because people said they saw her later on after she was supposed to be killed which who knows what the saw
His name is Joe Brown, he is the only one I didn't know prior to the rape and murder. Why the witnesses changed their story? I don't know, but do I think they truly were witnesses? Yeh I do. How could they keep their mouths shut? I've always wondered that myself, honestly, I think Bobby Autrey decided he couldn't .

Since: Feb 09

Carlsbad, NM

#14 Mar 6, 2013
Lisa Ward wrote:
<quoted text> His name is Joe Brown, he is the only one I didn't know prior to the rape and murder. Why the witnesses changed their story? I don't know, but do I think they truly were witnesses? Yeh I do. How could they keep their mouths shut? I've always wondered that myself, honestly, I think Bobby Autrey decided he couldn't .
okay....all i know him by is mike...my little sister married his brother...divorced him and married mike....divorced him and remarried his brother.....mike is still in hobbs prison for now but i hear getting out soon....by the stories it seems that lots of guys took part in the rape/sex with nancy....but probably only one beat her....but lots of people knew about her being there and in bad shape...and no one did anything...so anyone who knew and was involved are culpable.....
Lisa Ward

Carlsbad, NM

#15 Mar 7, 2013
ellvis wrote:
<quoted text>okay....all i know him by is mike...my little sister married his brother...divorced him and married mike....divorced him and remarried his brother.....mike is still in hobbs prison for now but i hear getting out soon....by the stories it seems that lots of guys took part in the rape/sex with nancy....but probably only one beat her....but lots of people knew about her being there and in bad shape...and no one did anything...so anyone who knew and was involved are culpable.....
Agreed.
Autrey

Artesia, NM

#16 May 29, 2014
First of off Bobby Autrey never tryed to change his story he stood bye it
Sheri

Houston, TX

#17 Oct 19, 2014
Does anyone know if Scratch got a new trial? I used to live in Carlsbad but moved from there in the late 80's so have a hard time keeping up with news.
Sheri

Houston, TX

#18 Oct 19, 2014
I live in Galveston... why does this say I'm from Houston?
Shadow walker

Carlsbad, NM

#19 Friday Jun 19
Zig_Zag wrote:
Nancy is dead and will remain dead.
She died because of the foolish, heartless, evil actions of-
Carl Case a.k.a. Scratch
Curtis Worley
Mike Tweedy
Paul Dunlap
Whether she was raped or not, doesn't matter.
There should be NO forgiveness or leniency
So your saying you know for a fact that these people are guilty and would stake everything you own on that decition just because Nancy is deaf does not mean these men did it if you read Mr Autry committed suicide when investigators come asking questions he was the only one who took officers to where Nancy body was found he also made a Statement to authority's before they concealed him in his testimony and in that taped statement he said he had sex with an angry Nancy Mitchel before she stopped him sounds like to me he got worried they were going to find out after 30 years who really did kill Nancy and didn't want to go to prison so he killed himself and after all he took officers to where they had found Nancy body that alone should have triggered police and the District attorney as to something was fishy here but the real truth of was someone was trying to rail road carl scratch to get him away from someones daughter which years later he found out the daughter was pregnant with his child and he now has met her and communicates with her regularly other than her as I understand it carl has no family or relations to turn to he is all alone with the exception of his daughter so maybe someone needs to be looking into who the daughters daddy was and what influence he had with law enforcement and over the D.A. and it is also rumored Mr Autry wad an informant and was under protection as an informant and the other two eye witness state they were under intense pressure to testified in this case as to things that were not true to collaborate Autry story but finally after all these years someone is listening while others scamble to get it the retrial thrown out so the truth never surfaces but to many people have already put the truth together but some people want to sling lies about those wrongly accused well that's defamation of caricter and for that these men are entitled to money lots and lots of money they lost 30 years of freedom due to corrupt law enforcement judges attorneys what's 30 years of freedom and life worth to you
Shadow walker

Carlsbad, NM

#20 Friday Jun 19
Lisa Ward wrote:
<quoted text> Nancy died because those guys ( headed up by Scratch Case) hit her in the head with a pipe and the left her in the middle of winter half dressed to die which she did and it is their fault and again I say Scratch was in control of all of it. Is he guilty of rape? I think so, is he guilty of murder? Absolutely. should he get out? Only if he can bring her back. We know what the answer to that is......This is all very sickening to me.
Do not believe what the media has spread if you read all of the news articles Autry in a taped confession admitted to trying to have sex with and angry Nancy and he took police to where Nancy body was found exactly not just in the vacinity but exactly where her body was found and that was before anyone was told if the exact location before that it was just said in the six mile dam area and when investigators come asking questions he did not answer any question and before they could Persue the matter further Autry committed suicide that should tell you the real truth

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