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​Below you can find a list of most of the documents that we have access too.

 

The three most comprehensive legal documents are the Motion of Appropriate Relief (MAR) filed in 2007, the Supplemental Motion of Relief (SMAR) filed in 2013 and the Affidavit by Gregg O. McCrary from 2013. The last of those three is probably a very good first read, if you want to familiarise yourself with the case and its inconsistencies.

 

Below those three legal documents, you find various statements by Vanessa S., the prosecution's main witness. On top are statements she made in 2021, only weeks before she passed away. One is a transcript of a video call, the other a questionnaire. In both documents she is telling telling us about how she was pressured into giving false statements and how her three your old son was used against her.

Motion of Appropriate Relief filed in 2007 (MAR_07): While not complete, the MAR and SMAR from 2007 and 2013 are the legal documents that give the most comprehensive summary of Scott's case and what went wrong with it.

Supplemental Motion of Appropriate Relief filed in 2013 (SMAR_13): Supplemental Motion adding additional legal arguments to the MAR from 2007.

Affidavit by Gregg O. McCrary in 2013 (McCrary_13): 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.

Transcript of Video Call with Vanessa S. (VanS_21_01): Transcript of a video call with Vanessa S. in which she openly talks about her testimony being the result of having been pressured by law enforcement.

Questionnaire filled in by Vanessa S. (VanS_21_02): A questionnaire filled in by Vanessa S., talking about her false statements made in 1999.

First Statement by Vanessa S. in 1999 (VanS_99_01): First statement to the police by Vanessa S.

Second Statement by Vanessa S. in 1999 (VanS_99_02): Second statement to the police by Vanessa S.

Court Transcript Vanessa S. (Court_VS_03): Statement at the trial by Vanessa S.

Letter Vanessa S. (Letter_VS_00): Letter Vanessa wrote to Scott in 2000, nearly one year after they had been arrested.

Court Transcript from December 2019 (Trans_19): Transcript of a court hearing from 2019. 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 glimps of how difficult it is to get evidence infront of the court.

Affidavit by John F. Warren III. in 2007 (JohW_07): 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 (RobJ_99): Witness for the night of the murder. Statements contradict Vanessa S.' recount of the events.

Statement by Tanzy L. in 1999 (TanL_99): Witness for the night of the murder. Statements contradict Vanessa S.' recount of the events.

Affidavit by Tanzy L. in 2007 (TanL_07): Witness for the night of the murder. Statements contradict Vanessa S.' recount of the events.

Court Transcript Dustin M. in 2003 (Court_DusM_03): Friend of Chris G.; Had been in a fight with Chris that involved a knife just shortly before the murder.

Affidavit by Dustin M. in 2007 (DusM_07): Dustin M. recounts that, during the investigation as well as during the trial, the police and the prosecution were pushing him into saying things that were not true.

Autopsy Report and Related Documents: Autopsy report and other documents (e. g. crime scene report).

Affidavit by Christina F. in 2012 (ChrF_12): Affidavit by Christina F.; 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.

Checking Statement of Chris G.'s Credit Card (Cred_99): Statement showing when and where the credit card was used after Chris G. was murdered. Security tapes showed people that remain unidentified to this day. Reports, if Vanessa S. was seen on the tapes vary. The tapes got damaged in police custody and are not available anymore.

Receipt Byron (RecB_99): Receipt showing Scott was far away when Chris G.'s credit card was used.

Affidavit of Kelly R. in 2014 (KelR_14): Kelly R. was the woman for which Scott had left Vanessa S.; Kelly recoutns various calls by Vanessa S. as well as one suprise visit at her house, shortly before Vanessa S. went to the police and testified against Scott.

Interview Danny L. in 2014 (DanL_99): Husband of Tanzy L.; Owner of the car Chris G., Vanessa S. and Scott left in at the night of the murder.

Affidavit Larry S. in 2012 (LarS_12): Former husband of Vanessa S. His affidavit gives insight into Vanessa's state of mind after Scott left her for Kelly R.

Court Transcript Jeffrey P. 2003 (Court_JefP_03): Transcript of Jeffrey P.'s testimony at the trial in 2003.

Court Transcript Catha W. 2003 (Court_CatW_03): Transcript of deputy Catha W.'s testimony at the trial in 2003.

Court Transcript McIver (Court_McI_03): Transcript of detective McIver's's testimony at the trial in 2003.

Court Transcript Dr. Butt's (Court_DrB_03): Transcript of Dr. Butt's testimony at the trial in 2003.

Court Transcript John B. (Court_JohB_03): Transcript of John B.'s testimony at the trial in 2003.

Court Transcript Barry B._01 (Court_BarB_03_01): First transcript of Lieutnant Barry B.'s testimony at the trial in 2003.

Court Transcript Barry B._02 (Court_BarB_03_02): Second transcript of Lieutnant Barry B.'s testimony at the trial in 2003.

Court Transcript Lilly E. (Court_LilE_03): Transcript of Lilly E's testimony at the trial in 2003.

Court Transcript Poole (Court_Poole_03): Transcript of Lieutenant Poole's testimony at the trial in 2003.

Court Transcript Robert J. (Court_RobJ_03): Transcript of Robert J's testimony at the trial in 2003.

Transcript - Criminal Session Dec 18 (CrimSes_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.

Recantation Vanessa S. (VanS_94): Vanessa S. already had accused Scott of a crime in an earlier case before. This is her recantation of that accusation in which she details that her initial statement was partially drafted by the police.

Letter Unti 2014 - Surveillance Tapes (UNT_14): 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).

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