Does 1983 seem a long time away to you? Well, it does to Barry Beach, who has been in Montana State Prison doing hard labour since he was 19 years old, for a crime he says he never committed. Although scores of people have come forward with evidence to support their belief that a group of jealous hometown girls killed Kim Nees in June, 1979, the Montana State won’t release Barry Beach. They say the word of two interstate lawmen of 1979 is worth more than the dozens of people from Barry’s small home town. Among his new supporters for a time was Pamela Nees, Barry’s former girlfriend and sister of the dead girl, her older sister. Pamela has recently informed me however, that she no longer supports Barry Beach in his quest for freedom, and once more believes he is guilty as convicted of the murder of her sister Kim. Something must have happened to change her mind yet again. What could that “something” or “someone” have been that re-influenced her, causing her to revert to her initial stance?
Many young men were suspects in the town at the time, including Barry Beach. Yet, three years later, all it took was a nasty phone call over a youthful misdemeanour to the police in another state from his stepmother, who told them he was a suspect in a murder in Poplar Montana, to set a ball rolling that proved to be tied to an unstoppable chain. Monroe police were looking for someone who had murdered 3 women, so they hauled him in for questioning. They told him he would go to the electric chair in that state, unless he confessed to the murder of Kim Nees. Montana had no such death penalty. Terrified and broken after days of non-stop interrogation, Barry, who knew a great deal about the case, had no trouble cooking up a viable story just so the harassment would stop. He truly believed these police would see him fry. They had given him horrifying descriptions of the cruel process in the death chamber. Although a juvenile, he was given a prison sentence of 100 years. Barry has never stopped protesting his innocence from the very time of his false confession. Now, Pamela Lillian Valemont, Bible Code inquirer and researcher, takes a look at this case to see what she can find that might help exonerate Barry Beach from blame for a murder he did not commit.
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