Affidavits, Declarations and Statements

August 29, 1984

Declaration of James Nance re: His May 4, 1984 Declaration (Filed With Jeffrey MacDonald's Motion for New Trial) and Mrs. Garcia


I, James Nance, declare as follows:

(1) On May 4, 1984, I executed a declaration to be filed with Jeffrey R. MacDonald's Motion for New Trial in the case captioned United States v. MacDonald, case No. 75-26-CR-3 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

(2) With reference to the facts stated in that declaration, when I contacted William F. Ivory of the USACID to give him the clothes and boots Mrs. Betty Garcia had given me I spoke to him in the presence of James Douthat and told Mr. Ivory that these clothing and boots belonged to Cathy Perry and were possibly linked to the MacDonald case.

(3) I did not at the time state to Agent Ivory that "while there was no apparent connection with the MacDonald murders I was trying to humor Mrs. Garcia." I never represented to any member of the CID that I doubted Mrs. Garcia's belief that the clothing and boots in question were linked to the MacDonald murders. In fact, I had no reason to doubt Mrs. Garcia.

(4) On June 12, 1984, I was interviewed by Butch Madden of the FBI. Mr. Madden advised me that there was a note in Mr. Ivory's or another CID agent's possession to the effect that I had said Mrs. Garcia was mentally unstable. I never made such a statement and I never believed this to be true of Mrs. Garcia.

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct.

Executed this 29th day of August, 1984 at Fayetteville, North Carolina.

James R. Nance, Jr.