My past has been greatly exaggerated by the media and the authorities of Ottawa County...and yes I am ashamed of my past and I would do anything to be able to change it. But we all know that is impossible.
Now why I decided to film this tragic event. For almost 32 years I have been attempting to inform the State of Oklahoma that they have a serial killer in their midst. And...that killer was protected by persons that held positions in the state that covered law enforcement officers, court officials, lawyers and even a State Representative.
Why my interest you might ask. These same individuals took away almost 14 years of my life in the state prison system just because I knew too much about the drug trafficking in Northeast Oklahoma. I was fortunate that they failed to kill me while in prison, but there were others who were not as fortunate.
In the year 1977 I was asked by the FBI in Tulsa to assist them in getting evidence of the drug movement in Ottawa County Oklahoma. I was told by agent Mark Young that Ottawa County has the most drug movement in the nation due to its location in the four state area.
The man that I trusted to assist me was a rookie police officer by the name of Terry Durborow. I told him to contact agent Mark Young to verify what I was doing. Agent Young verified that he had called him. Little did I know that he went direct to the Police Chief and told him what I was doing. This Police Chief was one of the ones that was named as a person involved and taking drug money for protection.
He, along with the sheriff and 15 others were listed as being involved in the protection of major drug traffickers moving semi truck loads of heroin, cocaine and marijuana. Other activities included the protection for others running prostitution and illegal gambling. Sometimes to protect their drug empire it was necessary to kill those who might endanger their activities.
The person that they choice was an illiterate individual that they could manipulate. However, their biggest mistake was choosing someone who also had a proclivity to sexually assault and kill young girls and young women. So to protect him from contract killings that he was performing on their behalf, they also had to protect him from his own sexual killings.
Hence he was never considered or investigated for the murder of three little girls that were sexually assaulted and murdered at a girl scout camp near Locust Grove, Oklahoma.
This serial killer made a mistake that officials couldn't cover up. He sexually assaulted two small girls and allowed them to live. He was charged with rape but due to the D.A.s office he was allowed to plea to a lesser charge. This D.A. , as well as the judge were on the list as being on the drug take.
While this killer was in the county jail he made another mistake. During a drunken stupor from drinking raison jack (a jail house brew) he admitted to killing 6 people in Northeastern Oklahoma and Southeast Kansas, as well as three girls at a scout camp near Locust Grove, Oklahoma. Those two that were present during this confession were Earl Busby and John Penn.
I crossed paths again with the killer when I was sent to the McAlester State Penitentiary for 70 years for 3 insufficient fund checks. Since the killer could not read or write, he came to me at the Law Library where I worked as a law clerk and asked me to type a letter for him and mail to the OSBI. In the letter he agreed to assist authorities in solving many of the murders in Northeastern Oklahoma.
But...the OSBI never contacted him. A few months later the husband of one of the murder victims (Tina Duffel) came to see me and asked if I would talk to a Sheriff in Kansas that he trusted. I said I would. I received a visit from Sheriff Chuck Sharp from Cherokee County Kansas and he asked me if I would talk to the killer and see if he would cooperate with him in solving two of the murders in Kansas.
I said that I would and so it was arranged for me to talk with him in the Law Library. I told the killer what Sheriff Sharp wanted and that for his cooperation he would receive immunity for his help. That was the last time I saw the killer. I learned later that he was freed from his sentence for raping the two small girls and led Kansas authorities right to the sight of the hammer used to kill Deann Rowden.
When I asked Sheriff Sharp about the killer being prosecuted in Ottawa County, he stated that trying to get them to cooperate in his prosecution was like "running into a brick wall". I then decided to contact as many people as I could to tell them what I knew about the killer and those officials who were protecting him.
I wrote a letter and sent a copy to the Governors Office, the FBI, the OSBI and one to every senator and representative in the State of Oklahoma. I outlined every detail that I knew about the drug protection racket and the 6 killings that was done at the hands of the killer. To my surprise, not one person wrote back or investigated my allegations.
As for the Camp Scott murders, even I was afraid to raise the confession I heard. Throughout the next 12 years I was constantly threatened by inmates to keep my mouth shut and had even threatened my wife and children. I finally choice to be quiet for their sake. You might ask why now.
After learning that my wife would not last much longer due to COPD, I asked her what her thoughts were concerning my attempt to bring justice to all those who had lost loved ones to this killer and those who had protected him all these years. At that point I tried to contact officials again and this time I added the parents of the three girl scouts. Only one out of the three would even teak to me… Sherri Farmer (mother of Lori Farmer).She said to do what I thought was best. At that point I tried to contact officials
After exhausting all avenues I decided the only way to get authorities to listen was to produce a film concerning the killer and those who protected him from the six killings in Northeastern Oklahoma and the three girls that died June 13, 1977. As a result of that decision, an investigation has started by the OSBI to establish the killers whereabouts on June 13, 1977. The rest is well known to you.
Finally, I made a statement to the press (Channel 6 in Tulsa) that I welcomed any lawsuits that might arise from my telling of this story. I will explain that statement. I have accused these people in Ottawa County Oklahoma of their crimes and not one person has dared to respond. That’s because the are guilty! I will again make the statement that I am not afraid of lawsuits by these individuals because to sue me would allow me the chance to have power of subpoena in an open court.and not one person has dared to respond. That's because they are guilty! I will again make the statement that I am not afraid of lawsuits by these individuals because to sue me would allow me the chance to have power of subpoena in an open court.
So in ending I say to them "Lets go to court"! As for those who have taken it upon themselves to berate me in the public eye, I only have one question...what's more important to you, my past or the killing of 9 people from the state of Oklahoma?
Thank you all
This person was on the street in June 1977 because he was the main suspect of killing a 12 year old girl at the time.