Blaine's attorney tried
to say that Jessica was depressed and that she
was the one who had killed Amora:
In May of 2012, the Texas Court Of Criminal Appeal upheld the death
sentence for Blaine Milam. Defense Lawyers tried to say there were 20
errors during his trial, the Court Of Appeals didn't agree.
In March of 2014, a documentary show came out featuring death row
inmates. Watching the show "On Death Row", I learned a few things about
Blaine's time on death row.
Inmate 999558, Blaine Milam, was the youngest inmate on death row at
the time of his conviction. On death row, Blaine has access to radio
and news papers, though he has no access to television. Blaine was
being interviewed for the show and was talking about how he was in "F"
Pod, which is a punishment pod and he had been there twice before, this
time he was there for getting "busted with some wine".
Blaine's mother is interviewed during the program and she talks about
how she is afraid for him to die because she knows he is innocent.
Video was shown of Blaine and Jessica going to a pawn shop and the gas
station, all while Amora laid dead in the trailer among dirt and trash.
Upon returning home, Blaine made a calm call to 911 to say that he had
just found his daughter and she was dead. Jessica ends up on the phone
at some point and she's crying and the 911 operator is telling her to
try CPR, Jessica tells Blaine to bring Amora to the phone.
Blaine talks about he Jessica thought their apartment was possessed by
demons and she brought home a Ouija board and that it just got into
their heads after a while. Blaine said that Jessica told him Amora was
possessed and he didn't know how she could tell that of a baby, but he
believed it after she said it, though he said "I didn't kill that girl".
A taped interview with Jessica is played during the show and she talks
about how Blaine's father had recently died and they bought the Ouija
board thinking it was like a telephone to Heaven. Jessica tells the
officer that she can tell him the truth, but he won't believe her, he
assures he that he will. Jessica says that the couple was talking to
their fathers through the Ouija board and she says the devil went into
Blaine. Jessica tells the Officer that she knows it sounds crazy, but
she would not be making "this stuff" up.
Jessica said the devil went inside her and told her he was going to
take Blaine's soul that night and she was really freaked out and she
knew that it had gone into her daughter and she suggested they go to a
Priest to get an exorcism. The Devil, inside of Blaine, told Jessica
that God told him it was too late for that. Blaine told Jessica that if
Amora didn't die right then, her soul would belong to Satan for the
rest of her life.
During the interview, Blaine was asked what the devil looks like, his
answer was that the devil looks like nothing and he couldn't answer the
question. When asked again, he said "I guess like, you or me I guess, I
don't know". He said death row was serious and they don't treat you
Interestingly, or quite sadly, a cousin of Blaine's was interviewed and
when talking about the movie "The
, she had her facts ALL
wrong. Tammy Russell said that the movie was actually real, that they
filmed it as it was happening and that there was no way a person could
turn their head all the way around like that. Apparently this cousin
has no clue about the way movies work, Linda Blair is alive and well
and that actual person who was supposedly possessed in the real life
version, was a boy. This woman must believe that the movie was a
documentary being filmed as it happened, but she needs a reality check
for sure. The cousin went on to say that there was no way a baby can be
possessed, the Lord would not let it happen.
Blaine's defense attorney, Stephen Jackson, said that he spent about
four months total with Blaine and it was the longest case of his
career. Stephen said that Blaine was a like a child, talking about
cartoons and other childish things the way his own children did. While
the jury was out deciding on if Blaine would the get the death penalty
or not, they watched "Scooby Doo"
cartoons and the Stephen said that when they knocked on the door to
announce they had reached a verdict, Blaine wanted to finish the
cartoon, that Blaine had no idea the seriousness of what was going on
that while anyone else would upset, shaking and praying for their life,
Blaine only wanted to finish watching "Scooby
Stephen said of Blaine's actions that day:
"This is not a
devil" children are not evil like this. This was the act of someone who
had an intelligent or an intelligence about em and this wasn't Blaine"
"He leans over to me and I'll never forget it and he says "Why do these
like me, why do they wanna kill me?"
Blaine says he prepares himself for his execution by telling himself
and his mother that it's going to be okay no matter what and that he
needs her to know that whatever happens, he's going to be okay, not
worry about him and to keep on praying. Blaine says in the interview
that everything is happening so fast and he doesn't understand it. When
asked how much he understands about the death of Amora he replies:
"Why did it had to
happen? Why DID it happen? Why? It's all, I mean I know
we shouldn't ask why, but you know, we want questions. Why did it had
to happen? Why did it happen like this? Why did, why couldn't it have
me? You know, why couldn't, I mean, I don't understand it. I wish I
back and stop it, but I can't. I don't know how it got so far I don't
how it got this far, but it did. I don't know what to do. I don't know
what to do"
Today is June 8, 2014 and as far as I can tell, there has been no date
set for the execution of Blaine Milam.