We got mail from Darlene Umble, who was misquoted in a story yesterday at Lancaster Online, which she says put 1 and 1 together and got 4 about who was present at the time of The Call.
Boy, am I learning about the power of the press and how misinformation sure can spread. This has to do with the article yesterday in the Lancaster Newspaper. I'm in Ohio right now so I read the article online. I immediately sent an email to the reporter to let him know that he had made a mistake. However, since that article was linked on TBV the information was spread to DPF where they are now questioning Floyd's testimony.We're sorry for the confusion caused by our quotation, which we will annotate with the clarification above.
I never told the reporter that we were in the same room as Floyd and Will when the phone call was made. I told him that we often went to the hotel and ate dinner with everyone there. I also said that we had dinner that night and that Floyd was sitting across from us. But I said that we had probably left before Will made the call because we didn't know anything about it. I know the Garretts were still there so I don't know when they left or what Mr. Garrett told the reporter. According to the article it seemed to indicate that Paul and Arlene had left. However, Paul and Arlene traveled with us so if they had left, we were not there also.
What I feel badly about is that according to Floyd's testimony he had indicated that it was only Floyd and Will in the room. Now the article indicates that there were lots of other people in the room which contradicts Floyd's testimony. All I know is that we had dinner at the hotel that night. Floyd and Will and others were still there when we left. I knew nothing about a phone call until I heard about it in the courtroom.