This is the side of the defense for Mackenzie's case. An opportunity to see the case from their side, their point of view. For those who are not familiar with Mackenzie's case. This may help put into perspective the family of Chris Wilson, and what they believe to be true. Once I locate what the states side is I will post it as well:
Synopsis of series of events
Mackenzie Cowell was found murdered on Feb 13, 2010 subsequent to her disappearance on 9th of February 2010. A witness came forward and informed the police that two men had admitted killing her. The police had the witness infiltrate this group of known gang members and drug dealers. The witness obtained detailed information from the men that had not been released to the public, adding validity to her claim that these two men murdered Mackenzie Cowell. She was directed to a location to find the girl's ring that was lost the night she was murdered. She can be seen wearing the same ring in at least one photo. The ring was located and then retrieved by the police, along with some cigarette butts in the vicinity. A photo of Mackenzie wearing the ring was located on a media card found in her bedroom. DNA test results came back as a positive match to one of the two men. The witness was able to describe a distinctive knife in the possession of one of the men that was part of a set. One of these knives was used in the shocking attempted dismemberment of Mackenzie Cowell and was left inside her shoulder tissue till she was found. This information had never been disclosed, adding great validity to the account of the informant. The witness allowed a GPS to be placed on her car, her cell phone records to be retrieved, all in an effort to verify her information about where she was, when, and with whom. Eventually, the police escorted the witness out of town for safety reasons. This demonstrates that the police grasped the enormity of the situation by recognising the danger of these two men. After she left, she allowed the police to record phone calls between her and the two men. They discuss "the dead girl's ring," the fact that the witness "went where he told her to go to look for it," etc... The witness had viewed a videotape of the murder that the killers had made. She was able to tell the police the order in which the injuries were inflicted on Mackenzie which was corroborated by the coroner's report. After the witness left town, text messages and voicemails were sent to her by one of the men threatening her life. In spite of all of this evidence against them, as well as evidence of many other serious crimes they were responsible for, the police did not move to arrest them when the evidence was abundantly clear that they had committed this homicide. When asked to take polygraphs, both men failed every question regarding the murder of Mackenzie. When the witness took a polygraph and was asked, "Do you know who killed Mackenzie Cowell?" she answered "Yes" and she passed. It was only later that it came to light that at least one of these men were working as a confidential informant for the Regional Drug Task Force at the time he murdered this girl, directly under the supervision of the Task Force. Therefore, law enforcement would have been held liable for her death in the event that they did pursue these two men and purport them as the murderers of Mackenzie Cowell.
Christopher Scott Wilson, ultimately railroaded into entering into a plea deal to avoid a longer sentence was thought of as "different" in this small town. If he would have lived in Seattle, no one would have even taken a second glance at him because he simply would have blended into natural society. However, the Wenatchee Police Department claims to have received a letter from an acquaintance of Chris saying they needed to look at Chris for the murder. A man that had a diagnosed history of mental illness, suggesting a poor base to his claims against Christopher Wilson. Shortly afterwards, this man's girlfriend came forward and said that Chris had "choked" her. There is no evidence to support this assertion and it is highly improbable to the point of inconceivableness that someone who was ‘choked’ will not report the incident right away, but conveniently in the time when Theo Keyes fabricated these baseless accusations. They did not disclose to the police that they were boyfriend and girlfriend. Law enforcement was fixated on Christopher Wilson as the murderer. He was exactly what they were looking for because they knew they could convict him by public opinion by spreading misinformation and, simply by his appearance as being "different." He also attended the hair academy that Mackenzie did, though a relationship has never been substantiated in any form. He willingly gave DNA as he had nothing to hide and also spoke with the police when they asked. He had an alibi for the day she disappeared and for that evening. Cell phone records, texts, computer usage, client at his home, family birt
I actually meant to reply to you. Now, with all this evidence, where do we go from here? How can I help? Please send me an e mail so we can discuss this. We have to fix this horrible situation of incarceration and set poor Chris free!
Thats a very good video. I share with my friend.
How do we free this guy? He needs an attourney. This is a clear fraud/mistrial. Please send me an email with suggestions.
What about her moms boyfriend.? I thought he did construction,was that not a drywall knife they showed on 48 hours !!
You really need to watch the video, then read the publication above from Kathleen Zornes. Btw, I have several drywall knives (saws), so does my neighbor, and i'm sure a few more people around here have one too! I'll also bet that between here and there which is about a mere 3000 miles, a few other people may have the same type of knife (saw).
This is bull! The county knows that if they arrested the men truly responsible for her murder then they would be in big trouble! They say that they pursued Chris cause they found his dna on duck tape found by the body well what of the other mans dna found by the body as well they actually have a witness to confirm that that individual was involved. This is such a miscarriage of justice. I feel so bad for both families, their lives ruined because the county doesn't want to admit that they messed up. Something MUST be done about this! If there is anything that I can do to help both of these families please feel free to contact me. I give you my word I will not be silenced until the truth is told! You are in my prayers Chris and Mackenzie!
Spread the word Josh. This can happen to your Mother, Father, Son, daughter... at any time, at any moment. Spread the video around. This could be you, and me typing this to your friend! Thank you. Pray that this is exposed, and Chris is exonerated!
There was a petition on change.org that has closed. It should be re-opened! I would sign it.
I to would have signed the petition. Please reopen.
Those detectives, prosecutor need to be investigated. This is not hard. Sooner or later, it will come out that they sent an innocent man to prison. He will be compensated no doubt once he is exonerated. John Henry Browne needs to take this case pro bono at this point or at least get someone (through his connections) to appeal for Mr Wilson. Where is the FBI? Why isn't the federal government looking into this? This is beyond a lack of competence in Wenatchee police and prosecutors. I have no doubt, the Mother's boyfriend killed this girl. All signs lead to him.
If you have an idea as to how to get FBI involved, Please contact Kathleen Zornes above. I also believe Kathleen contacted innocent project already. I have no updates
Mr Wilson's mother, perhaps with John Henry Browne's help or not, should consider reaching out to the Innocence Project http://www.innocenceproject.org/about/ who have an exceptional record on these types of cases.
I find this very interesting:
"But that was not the case with Joey Fisher, with whom Mackenzie had her problems.
"Joe Fisher was the boyfriend of Wendy Cowell, Mackenzie's mother," Kruse explained. "We know that they have this relationship that sometimes involved arguments."
"Is this potentially the guy?" Reid Cowell wondered. "She had told her mom, 'It's either him or me.'"
"That was the day before she went missing ... that they had had a huge fight," said Sandy Francis.
"That was the day before?" Cowell asked Francis. "Yes," she replied.
"Because the next day, after this volatile confrontation she disappears..." said Van Sant.
"She's gone. She's gone," said Francis.
"He remained very high interest with the homicide task force. In the end, we could find no physical linkage," said Wagg.
There was no evidence to tie Joey Fisher to Mackenzie's murder, and he was completely exonerated by police." http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-search-for-mackenzie-cowells-killer-2/
They pinned this murder on a innocent man, while all evidence shows who clearly had an agenda towards the victim. I also hope her mother tells the truth about this situation and the violence she did in fact endure with her boyfriend leading up to her daughter's death. It's vital that she shares this because...an innocent man was pinned for what her boyfriend, all evidence suggests, he is the killer; murderer. and he for now has gotten away with it while an innocent man who just happened to be going to the same school, get's railroaded, yet this Fisher who lived in the same house and who Ms Mackenzie Cowell had a blown out argument the night before she disappeared. Why did the detectives/FBI not look into this more closely? Why did these law enforcement men choose to turn a blind eye to Fisher? when the dots connect him? There are more like Mr Wilson in this country and we need to put a stop to these injustices that end up making the innocent into guilty, That is scary and happens more than we all realize.
Good luck to Mr Wilson and his family.
Go to the home page and click about us. Please read: Synopsis of series of events.
Sorry if you've already answered this, but does Kathleen Zellner know about this case? All the best.
I don't know who that is. Please contact Kathleen Zornes above. She can give you all the info needed.
What makes me so angry and sick to my stomach over this, is the fact that so many people are turning a blind eye and ear to obvious police corruption. i mean, are these jurors and judge stupid, or corrupt themselves?!?! Scariest part is that this could happen to anybody... just so a case is made...dont want to go put the real killers behind bars cause then the Wenatchee police might look bad. Absolutely insane!!!! if i was Mackenzies father, i would want the ones who did this to suffer....HE MUST NOT BE VERY INTELLIGENT EITHER, IF HE CAN IGNORE THE OBVIOUS FACTS THAT POLICE ARE TRYING TO COVER UP! JESUS! WAKE UP!
There were no jurors, no trial. Chris was forced (railroaded) into accepting a guilty plea. This problem was caused by the gross negligence of his lawyer, the lawyer that took all their money and ran. Charges should be brought against his lawyer.
I am so sorry he was forced to admit to a crime he did not commit due to police corruption. How can I help? (He reminds me of my son... who also looks different and will not look into strangers eyes) But is a great kid. My heart hurts for Chris