Blair Witch

"THE WITCH DID IT!" CLAIMS GIRL ACCUSED OF MURDER was a newspaper article published on Tuesday July 7, 1998. It reported the claims by Eliza Baynes that the Blair Witch was to blame for her boyfriend's death. Cade Merrill took note of the article and wrote his reaction in his database.


Arguing that their client's testimony plainly demonstrates she is unfit to stand trial, attorneys for accused murderer Eliza Baynes asked Judge Jonathan Smith to dismiss the case against her today.

Baynes has repeatedly insisted she is innocent of the murder of her boyfriend, twenty-year-old Jake Henderson. She claims the real murderer is Burkittsville's most celebrated legend, the Blair Witch.

Cade's notes and reaction[]

Note fact that the testimony occurred immediately after appearance of newspaper article marking the anniversary of Heather, Mike, and Josh's disappearance. Does Eliza Baynes have access to current publications? Her lawyers must. Judge Smith considered "tough on crime." Unlikely he'll fall for this defense.


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