He didn't do it. I'm pretty sure his crazy son did.
Moron, idiot, retard, lazy, uneducated, and some other words I won't write. Maybe if you Arkansas dummies would learn to read, write, and RESEARCH you would know that not only did Osburn not have anything to do with Crowder's murder, NONE of his family did.
I'm married to his son and we have two children. He is not capable of a crime like that and even he told me that if he thought his dad did to it, he'd deserve the death penalty.
Osburn drove his daughter to work that morning (she may have looked slumped over- early in the morning I would), he headed back home. He turned back around to get cigarettes and then went home and mowed the lawn. His son was sleeping this whole time and woke up from him mowing the lawn. He knows that he picked up cigarettes because there were two packs that his dad had picked up.
I've always felt very strongly about very harsh punishment for murderers (death penalty) and my husband agrees with me, but it needs to be the person who committed the crime. Not a fall guy to appease the public.
THERE WAS NO DNA EVIDENCE. Saying there was some is not the same as there being some. Eye witnesses saw a BLACK truck not Osburns at the location they found Crowder's body. And taped confession my ass- they took him to a private location, refused an attorney, refused to release him until he confessed, deprived him of sleep- you try being interrogated with no sleep for over 24 hours. And then having your children threatened to be treated the same way unless you confess to something you didn't do. Keep in mind their mother died only a year before all this. That's why we have the Bill of Rights to protect innocent people from being harassed into a false confession.
That confession was thrown out by a judge for that reason. It's been proven time and time again that duress will lead someone to confess to a crime they didn't commit. That's why it's illegal. Also, their was NO evidence linking Osburn to Crowder. All they had was a Sonic video showing his truck passing Sonic 4 times- 1-taking daughter to work, 2-heading home, 3-turned back around for cigarrettes, 4- home. His son saw two packs on the counter that weren't there before. So the man in the convenience store lied (shocker- everyone in law enforcement involved in this case is lying to protect the person who really killed her- her boyfriend's brother).
Another thing, my husband overheard the judge talking to someone at the bar saying that Osburn's going to get millions- alluding to the fact that an innocent person was convicted of a crime he didn't commit- and will be compensated for it.
I don't just want my father-in-law out of jail. I want the person who MURDERED a teenage girl, to be convicted and put to death. Kenny just wants to be there for his family- he's never gotten to hold my son or daughter, he missed our wedding, he's missed Christmases, all because Desha county needed to find SOMEONE to blame for Crowder's death with pressure from the media. He was an easy fall guy- no family support, uneducated, afraid for children who just lost mother, no money.
Heck with those circumstances, YOU could be convicted for a murder you didn't commit.
Now leave my husband out of it.