Smith District Attorney's Office Wants Grand Jury Testimony Copies
By DAYNA WORCHEL Staff Writer The Smith County District Attorney's office has been requesting copies of grand jury testimony and other information about child sexual abuse crimes from Wood County's District Attorney's office involving the Mineola Swinger's Club since June 2008.
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#1 Mar 31, 2010
Withholding exculpatory evidence seems to be a regular practice in Skeen's Court.
Murphy knew that Cantrell liked to take little girls to bed all along.
Kemp knew that the kids said nothing happened on tape for weeks before he finally wore them down in his interrogations alongside Margie Cantrell.
This entire case would be funny except that supposed adults used these children for their own personal gain.
#2 Mar 31, 2010
All any of you need to do is look up Bill medvecky admits kissing 12 yr old boy went to prison for stealing CPS files . He had his foster children removed. What was it Bill five years in Prison???
Also see Medvecky has children removed by CPS.
also note who follows him around bloging backing him up so people will think he is right on, he is right on crazy.
#3 Mar 31, 2010
I don't know anything about Mr. Medvecky but I do know a little about Matt Bingham and Jack Skeen. Both are dishonest and unethical. Skeen ran the DA's office for years and under his direction the DA's office had a regular practice of withholding evidence, suborning perjury by making undisclosed deals with jailhouse snitches, and doing anything else, no matter how unethical or even illegal to win.(See the Houston Chronicle series "Win At All Costs). Skeen trained Bingham to be just like him.(Although, I've heard that Skeen still runs the DA's office, conflict of interest?). I personally know Bingham to be a liar.
It was no accident that all 4 of these cases landed in Skeen's court (including the pending case). As a judge, Skeen does whatever is necessary to make sure the DA's office wins. In this case he made up exceptions to the hearsay rule that don't exist. He allowed people to testify as experts giving opinions in violation of the rules of evidence and violated the law in other ways. Of course, this is nothing new. No one gets a fair trial in Skeen's court.
The investigation in this case was completely mishandled from the start. This case will eventually be seen in the same light as the McMartin Preschool Case from many years ago in California and the Kelly Wilson situation from the late 80s or early 90s from Gilmer. In both of those infamous cases children were improperly questioned about sexual abuse leading them to make allegations that were later proven to be false.
Bingham has now been caught lying to an appellate court. I hope the appellate court will appoint a special prosecutor. Bingham and Murphy should be charged with official oppression, suborning perjury and witness tampering. Ranger Kemp should be charged with perjury. Jack Skeen should also be charged with official oppression. I also believe there is a federal crime for violation of civil rights, so the US Attorney should get involved.
The Smith County criminal justice system has been dirty for more than 30 years. Will the people demand it be cleaned up this time or will they turn a blind eye once again.
#4 Mar 31, 2010
Stop the games Everyone knows about you and Your not effective any more people know your games and Know who you are.We all know you don;t like Judge Skeens and Why, shame on you .
#5 Mar 31, 2010
Lil Bird, How about making some intelligent arguments to rebut the points I've made. When someone results to personal attacks its usually because they have no argument to make. Or, it may be that they simply lack the capcity to engage in a substantive debate. Your comments make me think you are affiliated with the DA's office. If that's true you're the one who should be ashamed.
#6 Mar 31, 2010
Since you seem to have some knowledge about the DA's office, here's some questions for you:
1. Did the DA's office withhold evidence of prior interviews with the children in this case?
2. Did Ranger Kemp lie on the stand about the existence of the prior interviews, and if so, did anyone in the DA's office know that he lied or instruct him to lie?
3. Did Jack Skeen make up exceptions to the hearsay rule, allowing witnesses to improperly testify to hearsay?
4. Did Jack Skeen allow people to testify as experts and give improper opinon testimony in violation of the rules of evidence?
5. Did anyone in the DA's office have any improper exparte communications about this case with Jack Skeen.
6. How were all 4 of these cases assigned to Jack Skeen's court?
7. Did Jack Skeen improperly limit the defenses ability to cross examine some witnesses and fully present their case?
8. Did the DA's office withhold any other exculpatory evidence in this case?
9. Did the DA's office lie to the appellate court?
10. Does the DA's office routinely withhold evidence?
11. Does the DA's office make undislosed deals with jailhouse snitches for questionable testimony.
I have a lot more but its late and I'm tired.
#8 Apr 9, 2010
5 years for refusing to stop fighting for a foster child that they eventually killed.
NONE of my children have EVER been taken by CPS. If they had, I'd be dead or in prison for blowing their brains out.
The foster children I cared for were mentally retarded. The 12 year old had the mental capacity of a 4 to 6 year old. Yep, I admitted on the stand that I kissed him, it's something he would have done even to the D.A., he was THAT retarded.(Something I also stated on the stand).
As for "Lil Bird", take a look at the writing style and then take a look at the location of the commenter. Either Lindale is chock full of people who are intricately linked with the trial, or they are Chock full of Nuts.
Margie never did answer the questions you posted, now did she?
I highly doubt there will be a 4th trial, the Appeals Court Decision will rip Cantrell and Kemps fantasy to pieces, and hopefully take Skeen and his corrupt Bench with it.
#9 Apr 12, 2010
I would like to put my two cents worth in about the Wood County DA, Jim Wheeler. It is NOT surprising to me at all that he won't release the documents needed. He doesn't seem to have a "want to" to prosecute any child sex offenders in Wood County. One in particular being aggravated sexual assault of a child occuring over and over again for 4 years with a TAPED CONFESSION from the perp and a CAC video from the child. I honestly don't know how he sleeps at night ....
#10 Apr 12, 2010
Jimmy and T. Please don't write on here any more these people don't want to know the truth and they could care less about the children they are fixed on trying to free child molesters and make a name for themselves.
#11 Apr 13, 2010
Lol. Throw in the word "railroaded" and you sound like every other criminal thats ever been convicted in any county.
#12 May 11, 2010
Cease and Desist ! You have run your mouth and had your filthy fun.
#13 May 18, 2010
Now you are posting as "To Bill Medvecky" from Lindale too?
I'd be willing to bet a case of beer that all of these posts out of Lindale are coming from Margie's computer.
Why Margie, is your husband busy in bed with the kids again?
Ya know you COULD sue me for slander. Want my address?
Maybe you could even get that clown Skeen to hear your case.
Well? Do you feel lucky PUNK
#14 May 20, 2010
Judge Skeen says the tapes of the 10 children denying anything happened have vanished into thin air. CPS "Has no Clue" where they went.
I wonder how the Appeals Court is going to take this little bit of news?
A year and a half ago, the DA knew the convictions were going to be overturned, and tried to dump the case on the State. Lisa Tanner may be gullible, but she's not stupid. The State will "Offer" Skeen
investigators, but Abbott wants no part of this turkey and there will be no AG sitting there holding his hand.
So, when do we pay these people the millions they are now owed, and figure out when Cantrell was playing footsie with the girls he was supplied by CPS and CASA with? That should be worth a few more million.
#15 Jun 25, 2010
10 children! YOUR SO STUPID can't you ever get anything right
#16 Jun 26, 2010
5 were put on the stand who could be manipulated.
another 5 were interviewed and could not be taught to lie, so they never took the stand.
By the way, it's "You're" not "Your".
#17 Jun 28, 2010
Your such a joke. Stacys kids would answer and say YES!I mean NO! They were brainwashedit showed big time they couldn't even answer with out messing it up.
Aunt stacy peaded the fifth !
#18 Jun 29, 2010
Let's watch the trial, then we decide who played tricks on who.
#19 Jun 29, 2010
NO you don't get off that easy after this trial ALL TRUTH WILL BE OUT IT IS WHAT WE HAVE WAITED FOR SOOOO LONG WE WANT THIS TRIAL !!!!!!!!!!
Cassel knows nothing of the truth to come !!!!!!!!!
LIKE I SAID BRING IT !!!!!!!!!!
Keep the subpeonias coming we finally get to talk !!!!!!!!!!
#20 Jun 29, 2010
Obviously, you have not been deposed before.
Please be careful, perjury is a serious matter, and whether you believe it or not, we don't want to see innocent people go to jail to protect the guilty.
Ask an adult that you know and trust VERY WELL; the lawyers will not ask you questions they do not already know the answer to, and if you tell an un truth, you will be in great legal trouble.
#21 Jun 29, 2010
You could be completely correct about everything you have said about this case, but you come off as a whiner with all the back and forth bickering w/ the Lindale poster (who isn't any better). Your argument, valid or not, gets lost in the bitter back and forth childish behavior w/ WOW or whoever he/ she is. As you say, it will all come out in the next trial.
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