November 21, 2012
Damien Echols tweets a FreeByronCase.com link to his tens of thousands of followers. Thank you so much, Damien! All of us in the campaign to free Byron are grateful for your support (especially Byron himself, who is a longtime believer inthe innocence of the West Memphis Three).
November 6 2012
A full 20% of the crowd at Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's Election Day rally in Kansas City wear "Free Byron Case" shirts and carry signs, urging the governor to grant Byron a pardon. Evelyn Case is present and actually shakes the governor's hand, looks him in the eye, and introduces herself as "the mother of Byron Case." It's an inspiring spur-of-the-moment turnout by Byron's hometown supporters, as well as a precious, rare opportunity to make ourselves known to the state's highest officeholder.
September 4, 2012
Davy Rothbart, creator of FOUND Magazine, contributor to National Public Radio's This American Life, and author of The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas, publishes his first book of personal essays, My Heart Is an Idiot: Essays. In it, he writes with his typical mix of humor and heart — about picking up hitchhikers, about searching for the love of his life, about his outrageous adventures on the road as he crisscrosses America. One of the essays in this book (the one the New Yorker magazine called the book's strongest) tells of how Davy learned of Byron's case, and the friendship that developed between them as Davy put his journalistic skills toward finding out the truth.
August 4, 2012
Because an issue with the prison's phone system kept Byron from his scheduled interview, Evelyn Case filled in as Vince Hill's guest on "The Other Side of Justice."
May 30, 2012
March 21, 2012
Byron's blog, The Pariah's Syntax, can now be found at www.pariahblog.com.
Byron's first published account of his experience at trial, "The Verdict," appears in the bestselling Harper Perennial anthology The Moment.