always been afraidto stand up to anyone and
still suffered from that problemasayoung adult.I saw in JimHaynes, strengthandcharacterI had always wanted, so we became good friends. Jim was notedfor his violent nature. He had nicknames of "Animal" and
"Barb", like in barb wire, because of the way he handledhimself with other people.
I heard about the shooting of the Downs family on theradio. The next day, I went to Mr. Haynes
place in East
with clean clothes
Springfield. He was sitting in the room he called his officehim if he hadseenthenewspaperyet and hesaid, "No!YouknowI
readthe paper."Therewas acopyof theEugeneRegister Guard folded neatly on the
with a compositedrawing facing
that looked just like
oldermodel yellow car at the shooting site. Mr. Haynes had a yellowcar at that time, and he disposed of it that same week.
aftertheshooting,Mr.Haynes begantochangehisappearance. He wore sun glasses continuously, which is
grow sideburns and cut them off. He didn't want anyoneto take his picture or have a picture of him. I think the
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