Today is the 27th. of August, the specimens from the Lake Waco Murder went to the Arkansas lab April 2, 2013.
Efforts to contact Walter Reaves, the attorney for Anthony Melendez, have failed, and Fredric Dannen the writer/paralegal, still is sticking to his story about being “scared” of Texans so he is living in Mexico.
Yes, he is living in Mexico because he is scared of people in Texas, this is obvious from his statements to TEXAS MONTHLY’s Michael Hall, printed in their April issue.
It is laughable to a Texan that a New Yorker is afraid for his life in TEXAS, yet, Mexico where there seems to be nothing but bad news and decapitations and death, he is comfy there.
WHAT is this man’s source of income? I notice he has had no books since his “accident of youth” book, “Hong Kong Babylon”, and “Hit Men”.
Interestingly enough, HIT MEN is about the mob. Guess he wasn’t scared of the mob either, just Texas folks.
The lawyer, Reaves, also did not seem to be forthcoming to TEXAS MONTHLY, however, he didn’t seem to mind talking for a good while in front of the camera in last year’s independent film about Cameron Todd Willingham, done magnificently by FRONTLINE.
Tony himself was told that the DNA was going to be revealed “in two weeks”, this he told me by letter, a sad letter dated in December of last year. As of this writing, still nothing and he cannot get his own attorney and the paralegal/writer to tell him the truth. He has been told by Dannen via letter that the DNA “is somewhere in Dallas”.
A Public Information request to the Dallas County DA’s office and to the Southwest Forensics institute has been returned yesterday with no results. No DNA in Dallas County. Today, once again we have fired off another request to Ft. Worth as we try to support Tony by going behind the back of his lawyer and a writer.
Does this seem strange to you?
If you have a few questions, I urge you to write to Tony Melendez’s lawyer who seems to have many secrets, his email address is email@example.com, the writer can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Many people say that Dannen and Reaves have been “paid off”. I find this ridiculous, however, one must begin to wonder as time goes by and no one is told anything.
Anthony Melendez’s mother is very ill. She has cancer. She would like to know the results of the DNA and this is a pitiful thing that this woman cannot get a lawyer to tell her the truth after all this time.
If you are as frustrated as the rest of us are about this, please let us know or write the attorney or Dannen.
The public has a right to know.
WHERE IS THE DNA and what on earth is happening.
One has to wonder that even if it is favorable if all this wrangling and sending here and there has destroyed the chain of custody to begin with, perhaps, this is what Reaves knows and hopes he can just skate………..
It is a sad time when the public has lost the right to even question.