Legal Failure

Affidavit Troy Spencer 2012

Affidavit by Troy S., describing his relationship with Vanessa S. and how she repeatedly bragged about making Scott's life hell – and how she claimed to have committed the murder herself

Letter Troy Spencer 2003

Letter to Scott's attorney by Vanessa's partner in 2003. Troy S. describes how Vanessa brags about getting rid of Scott and threatens to do the same to Troy. Scott's attorney never followed up on the letter

Hearing Transcript Oldham 2018

Transcript of Pierre Oldham's testimony exploring his failings at trial

Hearing Transcript Christina Chamberlain 2018

Transcript of Christina Chamberlain testimony of Scott staying overnight at her house on the night of the shooting

Hearing Transcript Atkinson 2018

Transcript of Atkinson testimony admitting to knowing of Scott's alibi or the night of shooting, and the letter from Vanessa stating his innocence, but failing to use either

Motion of Continuance 2017

Motion of continuance of the evidentiary hearing that was subsequently cancelled with no explanation

Post Hearing Brief 2017

Defense brief following August 25th 2017 limited evidentiary hearing

Hearing Ruling 2017

Ruling dismissing claims raised in the SMAR

Letter Unti ME Report Inconsistencies

Letter from Scott's post conviction counsel discussing differences in the original Medical Examiner's Report and what the Medical Examiner listed on the Death Certificate

Letter Unti Errors in Testing 2014

Letter from Scott's post conviction counsel discussing errors and omissions in the crime scene investigation and testing

Affidavit Robert Johnson 2012

Affidavit of Robert Johnson contradicting Vanessa's timeline, her story that Scott was armed that night, and identifying another individual with motive to harm Chris Gailey in the woods ont he night of the mrder

Affidavit Lois Lawson 2012

Affidavit of Lois Lawson in which she talks about her then husband leaving their house armed and angry on the night of the shooting

Affidavit Joseph B Loflin 2012

Affidavit confirming Christina Chamberlain's account of Scott spending the night of the shooting at her house

Affidavit Juror 1 2010

Affidavit of Juror 1 expressing reservations over Vanessa's veracity and confirming Scott had been shackled in view of the jury

Affidavit Alternate Juror 2010

Affidavit of Alternate juror expressing reservations over the State's case, the lack of effective cross examination, and the fact that the jury saw Scott shackled in the courtroom

Video Transcript Wesley Hopkins (III)

Video Transcript (III)

Video Transcript Wesley Hopkins (II)

Video Transcript (II)

Video Transcript Wesley Hopkins (I)

Video Transcript (I)

Video Footage of Wesley Hopkins at the crime scene (III)

One of a series of video clips where Wesley Hopkins and his father talk to Scott's post conviction counsel about the discrepencies between the crime scene as discovered and the state's version of events

Video Footage of Wesley Hopkins at the crime scene (II)

One of a series of video clips where Wesley Hopkins and his father talk to Scott's post conviction counsel about the discrepencies between the crime scene as discovered and the state's version of events

Video Footage of Wesley Hopkins at the crime scene (I)

One of a series of video clips where Wesley Hopkins and his father talk to Scott's post conviction counsel about the discrepencies between the crime scene as discovered and the state's version of events

Affidavit Wesley Hopkins 2007

Affidavit of Wesley Hopkins, who discovered Gailey's body, detailing how the crime scene photos shown at trial were incorrect

Affidavit Dolly Ponds 2007

Affidavit of Vanessa Smith's pre-trial cellmate detailing her erratic and unstable behaviour, her conflicting stories and how she manipulated her way out of jail

Lab Report 1999

Lab report detailing the little analysis that was done on the evidence found at the crime scene. Although the knife appears to have been sent for further testing, either none was done or the results were of no use to the prosecution

Agreement State Page 2003

Agreement between the State of North Carolina and Jeffrey Page in exchange for his testimony against Scott

Statement Jeffrey Page 1999

Statement made by Jeffrey Page in November 1999. This significantly differs from his initial interview, and includes a number of convenient details not present in his earlier statement

Interview Jeffrey Page 1999

Initial Interview conducted with Jeffrey Page 27th October 1999. Notable for it's complete contradiction of his 3rd November statement

Affidavit Gregg O. McCrary 2015

Expert opinion by a former FBI agent. Concluding the police investigation was sub standard and the murder could not have possibly have happened in the way described by the main witness, Vanessa S.

Court Transcript from December 2018 Annotated

Transcript of a court hearing from 2018. Subject matter is Scott's attempt to replace his attorneys. The document also gives a brief overview what has happened in Scott's hearings up to that point. It also gives a glimpse of how difficult it is to get evidence in front of the court

Affidavit by John F. Warren III. in 2007

Expert opinion by a psychologist, asked to assess documents about Vanessa S.' stays in drug treatment centers as well as other available information on her mental health.

Statement by Robert J. in 1999

Witness for the night of the murder. Statements contradict Vanessa S.' recount of the events.

Affidavit by Tanzy L. in 2007

Witness for the night of the murder. Statements contradict Vanessa S.' recount of the events.

Court Transcript Dustin M. in 2003

Friend of Chris G.; Had been in a fight with Chris that involved a knife just shortly before the murder.

Autopsy Report and Related Documents

Autopsy report and other documents (e. g. crime scene report).

Affidavit by Christina F. in 2012

Christina found Scott asleep on her couch when coming home from work at approx. 1:00 am. Vanessa S. claims Scott was in the forest, throwing rocks at the wounded Chris G. for the whole night (until sunrise). She was not asked to testify in Scott's trial.

Interview Danny L. in 1999

Husband of Tanzy L.; Owner of the car Chris G., Vanessa S. and Scott left in at the night of the murder.

Court Transcript Catha W. 2003

Transcript of deputy Catha W.'s testimony at the trial in 2003.

Court Transcript McIver 2003

Transcript of detective McIver's's testimony at the trial in 2003.

Court Transcript Dr. Butts

Transcript of Dr. Butts' testimony at the trial in 2003.

Court Transcript Barry B. Part 1

First transcript of Lieutnant Barry B.'s testimony at the trial in 2003.

Court Transcript Barry B. Part 2

Second transcript of Lieutnant Barry B.'s testimony at the trial in 2003.

Court Transcript Robert J.

Transcript of Robert J's testimony at the trial in 2003.

Transcript - Criminal Session Dec 18

Transcript of a session in which Scott's attempt to relieve his lawyers is being discussed. This transcript also gives some insight in what happened during the hearings that were going on throughout 2018.

Letter Unti 2014 - Surveillance Tapes

Letter to Scott by his attorney, Mr. Unti. Attached to the letter are some court transcripts in which surveillance tapes are being discussed. These tapes show the faces of people using an ATM machine during the time frame in which the victim's credit card was used. The tapes neither showed Vanessa nor Scott using the credit card (contrary to Vanessa's statement). We also get a glimpse in how evidence was mishandled by the police (the ATM tapes got lost in police custody).