“The court will take up certain matters pertaining to the cases of defendants Baldwin, Echols and Misskelley on Friday, August 19, 2011. One session will be conducted out of public presence with all defendants present, and another session will be conducted in open court. The session conducted in chambers will likely begin at 10 a.m., followed by a public session, which will begin about 11 a.m. Space will be limited for the public session, first to the parties, counsel, and court personnel, then to family members of the victims and family members of defendants, with remaining seating to be occupied by media representatives and the public. There will be approximately fifteen (15) minutes between the chamber session and open session for media and public to be seated.”
Word is that Echols, Baldwin and Misskelley left the Arkansas state correctional facility today with all of their personal belongings to travel to Jonesboro for tomorrow's hearing. After seeing all the evidence on the table, it's hard for me to feel anything but happiness and relief for these 3 guys.