I am saddened, sickened and outraged by the decision of the Supreme Court regarding my cousin Kim Nees' murder (see "No redemption," May 16). Barry Beach, Centurion Ministries, Montanans for Justice and several key witnesses have proven Barry's innocence. The state of Montana has done nothing to prove his guilt and have nothing to go off of other than a false confession. The state refuses to test the bloody palm print, footprints and other physical evidence.
I have stood behind Barry throughout the years and have had high hopes that the state would finally go after those who are responsible for killing Kim. It has been my opinion and that of many others that this is nothing more than a political cover-up. This is a grave injustice not only to Barry and Kim but also the state of Montana. I will continue to support Barry and will never give up hope that those responsible are held accountable.
Glena Nees Lockman