It was a busy afternoon and we covered a great deal of ground in all three cases. This panel consisted of Simon and Jan Barrett, ace reporter TJ Hart of The Sky 97.3, Investigator Peter Hyatt, author Denny Griffin, reporter Dave Knechel, and investigator and Bailbondsman William “Cobra” Staubs.

We started off with a quick update on the Zachary Pittman case. One that I feel sure certain elements would prefer that BNN would drop its interest. The major news this week had little to do with the search for Zachary directly but certainly did much to reveal the mindset of James Lavigne the mayor of Pearl River. James Lavigne I am sure is one of the people that is most unhappy about our interest. Although James Lavigne is in no way directly connected to the case, his son Ricky may well be able to offer some interesting information. Two days before Zach’s disappearance he and Ricky had a fight, a fight over a girl.

At a town meeting on Tuesday James Lavigne attempted to railroad a motion through that was so out of line that only one alderman was prepared to vote for it. This clearly angered Lavigne, and toward the end of the meeting a local resident wanted to ask a question. Lavigne refursed to accept the question, and when the resident persisted Lavigne lashed out with:

I hope the Ku Kluxers get you too!

The panel was unanimous in agreeing that in most political arenas this would be a career ending move!

As an aside, Lavigne is up for re-election in October, and I will be interviewing his major opponent this afternoon. It will be interesting to get his take on the KKK reference.

A good deal of the program was taken up with recent developments in the Caylee Anthony case. There was a very interesting court session early in the week. Jose Baez attempted to take the 911 tapes off the evidence table. This motion failed in a spectacular fashion. Peter Hyatt even put forward the theory that this hearing may have caused a rift between Baez and Chaney Mason. Will Mason be the next one to leave the defence team? Peter certainly called Andrea Lyon correctly, will he be right with this prediction?

TJ Hart gave us an update on the Haleigh Cummings case. Essentially there is little news other than what is happening with the drug aspects.

You can listen to the entire program here.

Simon and Jan Barrett

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