I, LtColonel Tom C. Mckenney, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired, after being duly sworn, state:
1. My name is Tom Chase Mckenney. I was an infantry officer and parachutist in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in Korea and Vietnam. I was retired for disability incurred in Vietnam. I am a writer, specializing in Christian, historical and military subjects. For the past 22 years, I have directed an international Bible teaching ministry, Words for Living, inc., with headquarters in Marion, Ky.
2. I have known John Brown for approximately 4 years. I first met him when he and I were at the annual Christian Booksellers' Association convention, with Pat Matrisciana, to promote the book "Clinton Chronicles," of which I am co-author, and in which John Brown is featured.
3. I have read John Brown's affidavit dated 19 March 1998. To say that I was shocked by it would be an understatement. I have trusted John Brown, completely, and admired him greatly. To realize that he had sworn to things that he knows are not only untrue, but absurdly so, literally made me sick. It still seems unreal to me that he would say such things.
4. Every time John Brown has spoken to me about the Ives/Henry deaths, or spoken to someone else about it in my presence, he has spoken of Jay Campbell and Kirk Lane as being key suspects, along with Dan Harmon, in the boys' deaths. In fact, more than once, he has said to me and to Pat Matrisciana, when the three of us were alone in John's office, that he was convinced that Campbell and Lane had actually done the killing. At least twice, when discussing the case, John has described to me the scene in which the boys escaped temporarily and ran to the telephone booth in front of the convenience store; each time, he stated that it was Campbell and Lane who drove up to the booth in a police car, recaptured the boys, forced them into the car, and drove away.
5. In my presence, when either the two of us were alone in his office, or when he, Pat Matrisiana and I were alone in his office, John has consistently spoken of Campbell and Lane as corrupt and dangerous men, with a pattern of abusing their power as police officers for their own illicit benefit.
6. On one occasion in the past year, when Pat Matrisciana, John Brown and I were alone in John's office, John spoke of Campbell and Lane's pattern of abuse of power and other illegal activities, and suggested ways to "get dirt" on the two.
I, LtColonel Tom C. Mckenney do hereby swear that the above statements are true and accurate to the best of my knowledge and recollection.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 13th day of May, 1998.