First off, forgive the pause in postings. It wasn’t an oversight. We’ve been asked to keep a low profile while people are working behind the scenes. But we’re now officially back!
The other day I witnessed someone bust their lip open. The amount of blood was unbelievable and it trailed him as he ran.
It brought this case to mind, and for obvious reasons… How does one bludgeon a person to death and not get a drop of blood on themselves or the floor? Why, a magic T-shirt of course!
But don’t take my word for it. See for it for yourself. In closing arguments, the prosecutor (Kenny Elser) throws in a bit of new evidence that wasn’t discussed at all during the trial. He reasons to the jury that because there was no blood found on ANY of her clothing she wore a t-shirt while committing the crime. But this was no ordinary shirt. This magic shirt was capable of absorbing all of the blood as to not get it on her person or leave a single drop as Belynda scurried about to supposedly clean up a crime scene.
If that’s not magic I don’t know what is.
Yes… How easy would it be to absorb an astronomical amount of blood with a t-shirt and tear it into tiny pieces with your fingers (of course no scissors or any other cutting/shredding device was found) and not get any blood on anything including yourself? Hmm… My guess is not easy at all. In fact, I’d say impossible but just to be sure, did they test the plunger to see if it had blood on it? NO…
But let us talk about the bathmat for a minute that the prosecutor mentions. It was there in the courtroom as an exhibit. Wow… How is it possible that after she cleaned up she placed the bathmat outside when they are so certain that Stephen Goff’s body was blocking the door?
Are you starting to see the red flags yet?
This is the time of year when many of us see our loved ones graduate from high school or college – a time when years of hard work can be celebrated with loved ones. Like far too many precious moments, Belynda was robbed of the chance to see her three children graduate from high school, her daughter graduate college, and her son graduate Marine boot camp.
Recently, Belynda was asked what she would want to say to those who are graduating who plan to pursue a career in criminal justice. Here are her words:
Being forced to wear a prison uniform does not make me a criminal. Nor does wearing a badge, suits and ties, or the robes of the court make anyone above reproach. It is the character within. You can make all the difference in someone’s life and you will one way or another. Simply put, please make sure that you can look yourself in the eye and know in your heart of hearts that your actions and motivations are upright, honorable, pure, and that you gave all that you had to give. One person can change the world. The mantle is heavy but if you wear it with truth, integrity, and honor then justice will be served.
The Arkansas Parole Board has announced they find Belynda Goff’s clemency application without merit. (Click here to read the news story on the denial.) The Innocence Project filed the petition on Belynda’s behalf last summer. More than 40 people submitted letters of support with the application, including four jurors from her trial.
But we are not done. The governor has the final say so. Please write the governor and ask him to grant Belynda’s petition. You do not have to be an Arkansas resident. He should know that people across the country are following this case. You can contact Gov. Hutchinson by clicking here or by snail mail:
Governor Asa Hutchinson
State Capitol Room 250
500 Woodlane Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72201
Thanks for your support!