Dixie Chicks' Maines wins West Memphis Three court battle
Friday, April 23, 2010
– Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines won a federal court ruling where she will be reimbursed for her legal fees in a case involving the West Memphis Three.
A federal judge ruled that the stepfather of 1 of 3 Arkansas boys murdered in 1993 must pay Maines' legal costs resulting from a defamation suit he filed against the Chicks.
Terry Hobbs, the stepfather of victim Stevie Branch, was ordered to pay $17,590 to Natalie Pasdar, Maines' married name.
This is the second defeat inn recent months for Hobbs. In December, the same judge dismissed a suit Hobbs filed about Maines' comments at a 2007 Little Rock, Ark. rally implying he was involved in killing his stepson. Three teens were convicted of murdering the three boys, although they have proclaimed their innocence. The judge ruled Hobbs voluntarily became involved in the public controversy surrounding the case.
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