My resources came from a lot of hard work, time and money. This website consist of information that has taken me years to collect. Patience is something I have learned as well as the ability to have objectivity and not a proverbial closed mind.
First, I would like to thank Bob and Pep Stevenson for providing me with all of Freddy Kassab's records and personal notes. Freddy kept a scrap book of all the news and magazine articles written on the case until his death. He kept videos of every TV show as well as recorded all the radio shows. He collected an abundance of legal files, motions and many other documents related to the case. Many of the document and articles have writing on them. When this is seen, it was written by Freddy as he poured over them time after time attempting to make some sense of it all.
I was provided Colette's diaries/journals, all the family photo albums, baby books of the children, marriage license of Colette and MacDonald and birth certificates with permission to use them exclusively on my website.
Much comes from my notes taken during the many hours I spent in the courtroom during the 1979 trial and multiple other hearings since.
There was little available when I started my research except Joe McGinniss' classic book, Fatal Vision and MacDonald's website. I was not afforded the luxury of being able to copy information from someone else's website, I had to start from scratch. Applying to FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) I could wallpaper a large wall with all the refusals I got. Having to apply multiple times and in some cases to appeal in order to receive them. And they are not free, you must pay for them.
Calling the various courts and requesting the transcripts and paying for them.
I am very fortunate to have met some wonderful people along the way, people I am proud to call my friends. I am happy to add to that list now United States Attorney Thomas Walker and attorney Leslie Cooley.
My thanks to the prosecutors, CID and FBI investigators who willing gave of their time to answer my many questions. I was aided with open hearted and open handed warmth by Peter Kearns, Brian Murtagh, James Blackburn, Bill Ivory, Mike Pickering, Paul Stombaugh, Bob Shaw, Joe Grebner and many others. These quiet heroic men had already proved their case and yet they took the time to speak with one young American woman on her own search for the truth. These investigators never gave up; they grieved for the victims' lives as they worked to get justice for them. No one will ever know the emotional toll they paid or how much it matters to them that justice be served. To quote Lieutenant Joe Kenda "Somebody has to look out for the victims." That is what they have been doing for Colette, Kimberley and Kristen for over forty-six years.
And last, my friend Joe McGinniss, who had the courage to write the truth about Jeffrey MacDonald. I miss you Joe.
Books, News Articles and Other Information Related to the Jeffrey MacDonald Case
- Federal Bureau of Prisons: Inmate Locator
- Fatal Vision by Joe McGinniss
- Epilogue to Fatal Vision by Joe McGinniss
- Final Vision by Joe McGinniss
- Jeffrey MacDonald statement analysis by Mark McClish
- July 23-24, 1970: Newsday Reporter John Cummings' exclusive interview with Jeffrey MacDonald
- January 9, 1981: News story transmitted by the Associated Press re: Helena Stoeckley
- January 10, 1981: Newspaper Story "Woman in MacDonald Case Claims He Was Victim Not Murder" The Register, (Fayetteville, North, Carolina)
- September 18, 1983: 60 Minutes transcript
- June 1993: "Fatal Vision Revisited: The MacDonald Murder Case" by Brian Murtagh and Michael Malone
- July 1998: Vanity Fair: The Devil and Jeffrey MacDonald
- October 24, 2003: Larry King Live transcript
- March 17, 2007: CBS 48 Hours: "Time for Truth"
- 2009: Thirty Year Quest for Justice
- March 23, 2010: CBS 48 Hours: "Time for Truth"
- The North Carolina Center of Actual Innocence: "North Carolina Exoneration Cases"
- October 21, 2011: Jeffrey MacDonald held in Wilmington for hearing
- December 21, 2011: Brian Murtagh - Remarks
- July 2, 2012: Hearing on DNA in 'Fatal Vision' case set for August
- September 2012: My Take on a Wilderness Of Error by Errol Morris
- September 15, 2012: Jeffrey MacDonald DNA: Army Doctor Convicted Of Killing Pregnant Wife, Kids Could Clear Name
- September 15, 2012: Timeline Of Events For Green Beret Convicted Of Killing Wife
- September 18, 2012: WCTI12.com: Jeffrey MacDonald claims witness changed her story
- September 26, 2012: Fatal Vision' case: Jeffrey MacDonald decision is now with judge
- September 2012: My take on A Wilderness Of Error by Errol Morris
- October 6, 2012: Joe McGinniss: "Court Cases That Last Longer Than Some Lives"
- December 5, 2012: Washington Post: Gene Weingarten article: Since 1979 Brian Murtagh has fought to Keep convicted murderer Jeffrey MacDonald in prison
- December 7, 2012: PointofLaw.com: Ted Frank article: Gene Weingarten on Jeffrey MacDonald and "A Wilderness of Error"
- December 11, 2012: Tim Grobaty: Convicted killer Jeffrey MacDonald won't give up
- January 6, 2013: Errol Morris, "A Wilderness of Error": Provocative but Unpersuasive
- January 8, 2013: Columbia Journalism Review: "Wilderness of Errol" by Lindsay Beyerstein
- February 28, 2013: Panel to Examine Jeffrey MacDonald Case
- April 3, 2013: The Devil's in the Details: Errol Morris on the Jeffrey MacDonald Case
- May 11, 2015: Jeffrey MacDonald Case -120 - Generation Why
- May 23, 2015: No Relief for Jeffrey MacDonald After FBI Declares It "Exceeded the Limits of Science" with Hair Analysis