While appellate lawyers advanced legal strategies, including ordering more DNA testing, Soury lobbied TV and newspaper reporters with his mantra — the DNA at the scene belongs to someone other than the West Memphis Three.
Last year, the Arkansas Supreme Court ordered a new hearing for the defendants, and the three seemed on track for a new trial in 2012.
Ellington said he didn't like his odds.
"Lonnie Soury poisoned the jury pool," he said.
The article notes that Dorcy Corbin, a Little Rock lawyer (and wife of Supreme Court Justice Donald Corbin) invited Soury to come to Arkansas Saturday to talk to defense lawyers.
His message: "We cannot rely on just the legal issues to free an innocent man."
PS — New York Observer reports that Damien Echols' memoir will be published in September by Blue Rider Press.