Barry Beach Speaks About His Experiences Along With The Montana Innocence Project.
- I just spent mothers day with my mom, we went to Bozeman, Reed Point, Columbus, and then home to dinner!!! It was so cool to spend the day with my mom all day long. Now Today I learned that the Montana supreme Court has ruled that it was against the law for Judge Phillips to release me. No wonder my trust is in God rather than man made laws! Rest assured that Jesus has my back, and will walk with me through the fire! Because all of you are praying for me!!! My deepest respect and love to you all, and thank you so so so much for the wonderful year of life I experienced! Now I must get back to fighting to prove my innocence!! I AM INNOCENT!
- Everyone wants me to call or write, but I won’t be able to take anything in with me at all…so like before…you will have to write me at the following address:
- Montana State Prison Barry A. Beach AO#21520, 700 Conley Lake Rd, Deer Lodge, MT 59722
- I need prayers…I am not ready for this to happen to me again! I was innocent the first time, twice as innocent this time!!! *His very last comment before going to surrender.*
According to an article A Soul-Wrenching Injustice from 102.9 Cat Country
A Montana judge says he fears he did a “soul-wrenching injustice” to a man he freed from prison after 27 years, only to see the man ordered back behind bars by a higher court. Retired state District Judge E. Wayne Phillips tells The Associated Press that his “error” in the case gave 51-year-old Barry Beach a 17-month taste of freedom. He freed Beach in 2011 and ordered a retrial in the 1979 killing of Beach’s teenage classmate on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. The Montana Supreme Court this week reversed Phillips, sending Beach back to Montana State Prison for what could be the rest of his life.
An excerpt from the article in the GreatFalls Tribune
Before Wednesday, Beach had been free for more than a year, settling into a new life in Billings, with a house and a job, after more than 27 years in prison for the killing. The state Supreme Court’s reversal of the 2011 order put him back in prison for what will likely be the rest of his life barring some kind of intervention.
In his last hours of freedom, Beach ate breakfast at a Billings diner, where he gathered with a small group of friends, including the city’s mayor. Wearing a T-shirt that read “I didn’t do it,” he fielded calls from supporters and said he had received so many text messages that it was wearing out his phone battery.
“It was hard enough to be innocent to begin with,” Beach told The Associated Press. “But to be going back, still innocent, for the second time, is just unbelievable.”
Less than two hours later he surrendered himself to authorities and was returned to Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge, where authorities placed him in an intake unit that holds about 150 inmates.
By Thursday he already was going through the standard process for incoming inmates, including a series of medical and mental health checks and a review of his security status. He’ll stay in the intake unit until a bed opens up in the long-term cell blocks, said Department of Corrections spokesman Bob Anez.
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According to the Helena Independent Record this is the statement given from Governor Steve Bullock:
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock was attorney general when the state asked the Montana Supreme Court to reverse Phillips’ decision.
“I think the Supreme Court has now ruled, and we should respect that decision,” Bullock said Friday.
Governor Steve Bullock who was the Montana Attorney General wanted Barry Beach back in prison, of course he is going to say that we should respect the Supreme Courts decision.
In its decision, the Montana Supreme Court said Phillips didn’t balance new testimony in Beach’s favor with earlier evidence that pointed to his guilt.
There was no earlier evidence that pointed to his guilt. New testimony is just that, testimony that should be demanded to be heard. An evidence hearing is suppose to be just that. A judge listens to the facts and then decides if a new trial is warranted. In this case four judges decided to do what a jury should do. When these judges took it upon themselves to dictate their views instead of what a jury should have done, they have put our country in a position that is against our constitutional rights.
Many people ask how can a person give a false confession. Here is an in-depth explanation of this phenomenon from the Innocence Project. Understand False Confessions
- “Keith Morrison from Dateline has stated that they are working on the story right now and will do what they can to help Barry!”
Here is more contact info for those of you that would like to help work on everything we can:
You can contact Jim McCloskey / Centurion Ministries here…
Send an email to Barry’s legal counsel:
The State Of Montana Office Of The Clerk Of The Supreme Court Docket-Barry A. Beach
Montana Supreme Court
215 N. Sanders
P.O. Box 203001
Helena, Montana 59620-3001
Office of Governor Steve Bullock
PO Box 200801
Helena MT 59620-0801
Toll Free Number: 855-318-1330
406-444-3111, FAX 406-444-552
Make a stand for justice in the state of Montana for Barry Beach. Make telephone calls, write letters, spread the word, educate others. Most of all, honor Barry’s request and please pray for him.