Pam Hobbs, the mother of West Memphis 3 victim Stevie Branch and ex-husband to Terry Hobbs, is saying that it is possible that Terry Hobbs could have committed the murders of the three boys.
“I would say there is a possibility that he could be capable. I hate to say it because I’m going on my thoughts and feelings,” she added.
Pam Hobbs said she remembers discovering 14 knives owned by her then husband Terry Hobbs.
“A bunch of knives, a few of them I was aware of but there was quite a few I wasn’t aware of. And Stevie’s knife being in that collection, that really put up a warning sign. What are you doing with Stevie’s knife, it would have been with him,” Pam Hobbs explained.
Hobbs said Steve’s grandfather gave him the knife. She also said she turned them over to police when she found them.
Pam Hobbs turned those knives over to defense attorneys in 2002 when she was separating from Terry Hobbs. Terry Hobbs claims that he is innocent and that Pam Hobbs is doing this out of spite.
Terry Hobbs dismissed the knives as having had “nothing to do with anything.”
“I’d bought some, and found some and Pam bought me some. I just threw them in a drawer, and that’s where they’d been for years.” He added, “Them knives were stolen out of my home and I’m fixing to try to get them back.”
Asked whether one of the knives was a pocket knife given to Stevie by his grandfather, Terry Hobbs responded: “I don’t know. It could have been. And it could have been it was in the drawer because we didn’t want him to have it. I didn’t want a kid of mine to go around with a pocket knife — not a kid who was 8 years old. Would you?”
Terry Hobbs said, “I raised Stevie from the time he was a year and a half, until he was 8. I tried to be a good daddy.”
As for his ex-wife, he said, “Pam’s got some problems. This thing has taken a toll on her. It’s really hurt her.
“I don’t think she really supports the idea they [the convicted men] are innocent. I think she’s doing it out of anger. As a matter of fact, I know it’s out of anger. It’s being angry at the world and not knowing how to deal with her anger.
“It’s kind of sad. And I’m really sorry that people think she supports that theory.”
Terry Hobbs has said previously that the hair sample that was recovered from the scene could have come from anywhere since all three boys were friends and frequently visited the Hobbs’ household.
I wonder if the WM3 zealots will now focus their vitriol at Terry Hobbs instead of Mark Byers now.