On Nov 24, 2004, William Avery Jr went to Detroit FBI agent William Beachum and stated that he wanted to discuss the 1991 murder of Marsha Blakely. Avery Jr told the agent that he changed his life, gave up drugs and wanted to come clean and clear his conscious now that he found God in his life. He said that he lied about witnessing the murder of Marsha Blakely and claims that his father William Avery Sr had committed the crime and crafted a plan to accused four NY drug dealers of the murder, so Avery Sr could get away with murder and collect the award money.
Avery Sr directed Avery Jr to say he was at the murder scene so he can testify against the individuals. Avery Jr stated to the agent that he had no firsthand knowledge of the murder and lied under oath when he implicated John Edwards, Lenworth Edwards, Alfred Cleveland and Benson Davis in Blakely’s murder. Avery Jr states that he perjured himself in all these individuals trials and the police handling the case and the prosecution knew that he was lying. He claims that the police showed him photographs of the crime scene to help him with clues. In 2006, William Avery Jr met with one of the top Private Investigator in the country, Paul J. Ciolino and gave a 34 page sworn statement about perjuring himself in all 4 individuals trials about witnessing the murder of Ms. Blakely. He falsely testified in their trials in 1992, 1994, 1996 and 1997 all with inconsistencies testimony of what allegedly occurred.
THERE IS NO MURDER WEAPON, NO BLOOD, NO HAIR OR FIBER TO TIE ANY OF THESE 4 MEN TO THIS CRIME OTHER THAN THE TESTIMONY OF A MAN WHO ADMITS THAT HE IS A KNOWN LIAR AND LIES FOR A LIVING.
Now that he came forward with this truth the State of Ohio wants to charge him with perjury (5 years for each trial that he testified in 5 times 4 = 20 yrs) so this made Avery reluctant to come forward and made him pled the 5th and refusing to take the stand to tell the truth. These 4 men need him to push the issue for they are still incarcerated for a murder they did not commit and been in prison over 20 years from a testimony of an admitted liar, who wants to come clean and free these men, but refuses to go to prison for telling this truth.