As individuals who have spent years of our lives working to see Marsy’s Law pass, we certainly welcome that recognition and the celebration of a significant victory. What we do not want is for Oklahomans to grow complacent, or to declare “mission accomplished.” There is more work to be done.
Dubbed Marsy’s Law, the measure would enshrine victims’ rights into the Oklahoma Constitution, such as receiving, upon request, timely notice of all proceedings involving the case. It would afford the victims the right to be heard in most proceedings during which a right of the victim is implicated.
SQ 794, which is expected to be on the statewide ballot in November 2018, is a proposed state constitutional amendment that proponents say puts victims' rights on par with those of the accused.
At the time a 7-year-old Girl Scout, the woman behind campscottmurders.com said the murders shook everyone, adults and children alike. "We were 30 miles away, but it felt pretty much next door," she said. "At 7, it was like the boogie man was right outside — like the boogie man was going after Girl Scouts."
Questions lingered over whether justice was served, and even advancing DNA technology has not, to date, brought conclusive answers. But a new round of testing is currently being done, paid for by private funds donated by Mayes County residents.
"None of us knew whether he did it or didn't. ... We were shocked that they didn't have any more (evidence) than what they had," one juror said a year after Gene Leroy Hart was acquitted. Hart died two months after the verdict, maintaining to the end his innocence in the Girl Scout murders.
"I was expecting something civilized, I guess," Bettye Milner said. "I thought it would be about facts. It was like watching a movie, like everybody was performing. It was like the one who gave the best performance was the winner."
Anne Sue Lee Millsapps joined her lifelong love in heaven on Monday, October 29, 2012. Sue was born February 7, 1923 in Arkadelphia, Arkansas …
Sheri Farmer has remained both hopeful and skeptical for 34 years since her 8-year-old daughter was one of three Girl Scouts murdered in 1977 in the unsolved Oklahoma case that shocked the nation.
Many people who are familiar with the details of the Girl Scout
murder case have formed their own opinions about what really
happened that tragic night when three girls were raped and beaten
to death or strangled
Many people who are familiar with the details of the Girl Scout murder case have
formed their own opinions about what really happened that tragic night when three
girls were raped and beaten to death or strangled.
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