Jus­tice for McDuff Inc.

When Ad­die McDuff hired an at­tor­ney to help her son, a new ver­sion of events was de­vised

Real Crime - - Kenneth Mcduff -

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.

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