Justice for McDuff Inc.
When Addie McDuff hired an attorney to help her son, a new version of events was devised
Dallas attorney Gary Jackson happily took on the role of Kenneth McDuff’s lawyer, offering an entirely different view of the night of 6 August 1966. He claimed in a 26- page letter that his client was little more than an unknowing patsy while Roy Dale Green, the supposedly dim- witted accomplice, was in fact the barbaric murderer of all three teenagers. It was a far- fetched theory that claimed McDuff had merely supplied the car while Green had gone off with the kids to drink beer. When the alcohol had run out, they had used the boys’ car to get some more, and this was how Green had moved both cars single- handedly without the intervention of McDuff. Green, and Green alone, had shot the boys inside the boot of the Ford and had then gone on to abduct, torture, rape and brutally murder Edna Louise Sullivan using McDuff’s Dodge. Most of the parole board were sceptical of the tale to say the least, but one listener was moved to vote for an early release.
He continued to fight for his client, later claiming that there had been a number of misconducts during the trial, which only added to the move to release McDuff. In 1989 Jackson used his ‘ evidence’ to create an entire industry based around the McDuff case. Named ‘ Justice for McDuff Inc.’, the business pushed for movie rights and a book deal. None of it came to fruition, and little was heard from the attorney after McDuff’s return trip to death row.