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Outrageous Appellate Decisions (in a ritual abuse case)

Fells Acres. Malden, Massachusetts' daycare witchhunt

Violet Amirault ran a thriving daycare center for 18 years. Read about how she and her two children, Gerald and Cheryl, were sent to prison in one of Massachusetts most infamous trials. Learn what went wrong in "The Return of the Witchhunts", a brief (1400 word) description of Fells Acres.

On Tuesday August 29, 1995 Judge Robert Barton of Lowell Superior Court in Newburyport overturned Cheryl and Vi's convictions on grounds that the court violated their right to face to face confrontation. Judge Elizabeth Dolan recently declined Gerald's appeal leaving him in prison. A excerpt of his decision and some commentary is now available.

Unfortunately on March 25, 1997, 300 years after Massachuetts declared a day of repentence for the witchhunts of 1692, the Massachusetts SJC decided that finality is more important than justice and ruled that all original verdicts should stand. Read the 6-1 decison and dissent and see if you can figure out how Justice Fried sleeps at night.

Learn more details about this case in the longer piece, "Junk Science. Junk Justice"

Dorothy Rabinowitz, a Wall Street Journal editorial page writer and media critic, has brought national attention to the Amiraults. Read her Wall Street Journal articles and the responses by the prosecutors and myself.

If this shocks you and you want to do something, there is a defense fund set up to overturn this miscarriage of justice.

/pub/witchhunt/fellsacre: Directory of documents related to Fells Acres including

Country Walk, Janet Reno's case

This daycare case is often cited as an example of verified ritual abuse because of Ileana Flores (Fuster's) "confession." Read Ileana Flores (Fuster) recent deposition describing how therapists and prosecutors (including Janet Reno) coerced her into recovering memories of and confessing to satanic ritual abuse crimes. Her coerced confession yielded a life sentence for her ex husband, Frank Fuster. Some information about this case is included in "Who Are the Edenton Seven and other Should be Frequently Asked Questions about Satanic Ritual Abuse Witch Hunts."

Soon after the court approved arrangements for Ileana to testify via satellite, videotape, or telephone, the Miami Herald received a strange letter from Ileana retracting her retraction. A commentary by Ralph Underwager and Hollida Wakefield is also available. Contact me (jgharris7@mail.com) for further information on how to help Mr. Fuster.

Little Rascals, Edenton, NC.

/witchhunt/who_are_e7.txt describes the Little Rascals trial, This is the nations largest satanic ritual abuse prosecution. This file also has summaries of several other similar cases.

The two convictions from this case, Bob Kelly's and Dawn Wilson's, were overturned in summer 1995 by the NC Appeals Court.

In May 1997 prosecutors finally dropped all charges against Bob and Dawn, but they recently sought and obtained an indictment against Bob in another accusation. This accusation was by a girl who claimed that Bob raped her in 1987 when she was 9. The accusation allegedly surfaced during the original hysteria, but nobody pursued it until after Bob Kelly won his appeal and the daycare case had fallen apart. This is especially strange since that if this case was so meritous, it would have bolstered the original prosecution.

**New Addition** The Little Rascals Story as told by the defense appellate brief (more details than my summary, but shorter than the transcripts).

/pub/witchhunt/Lrascals: transcripts of Bob Kelly's trial(1992). Try this alternate link to the witchhunt ftp files if the one above did not work. This trial is the first originating from the Little Rascals Daycare case in Edenton, North Carolina.
Some of the interesting parts of the testimony.
The magic key: Read a father's (from the family starting the case) account of Bob Kelly's magic key.
Archives of compressed files. Are available for more conveient downloading.

Try this alternate link to the witchhunt ftp files if the one above did not work. For information on how to help the Edenton seven contact

The Committee for Support of the Edenton Seven
432 West 47th Street, #2W
New York, NY 10036
Rev. Raymond J. Lawrence, Chairman.

Wee Care, Maple Wood, New Jersey (Kelly Michaels)

A horror story in which finally justice prevailed.

Witchhunt mailing list

Interested in discussing with other people ritualistic abuse, repressed memory therapy, and other sources of false accusations of child sexual abuse as well as the real science and the pseudoscience related to them? Find out about the witchhunt mailing list. This document is /pub/witchhunt/witchhunt.ad.

[Note: ftp access of most of these documents can be via anonymous ftp to liquid2.mit.edu in /pub/harris/witchhunt]

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