If the blogger just posted what had been told to him and what he got from reports on the case, I don't see how he could be guilty of defamation. It makes me think the ones who filed the lawsuit might be guilty and just trying to hide their guilt.
I want to just add its important to note theat the "blogger" actually has never voiced his opinion about the case, he simply intervidwed the sister and two former cops that wanted to share what their exeriences were. Both former cops agreed to take polygraph tests . Neither had any crimnal records or cases of fraud in their past that indicate fraud or a hoax. Carroll is interested in giving a voice and pushing the case. When he started this one of the officers now a deputy at the Henry county Sheriff's dept came to his farm threatened him and told him to back off. Carroll taped this conversation and for those that have heard the tape Cauthen definitely is issuing some sort of weird veiled threat. WHY is what I dont get it seems like anyone would want these murders solved.On that tape Carroll warns Cauthen and you here him then admit he was a suspect and had his DNA tested but tells Carroll he did not kill them but wont say what he knows. Now the "blogger" Carroll actually works as photojournalist for RT News and Ruptly in Israel occasionally, they just use "blogger" to try to discredit him. A few days ago with the federal court's permisson published over 6 hours of tapes that have another former policeman who spent years aalong with the late Dothan attorney Brian Dowling investigating this case. All of this is very bad news for the Ozark Police Department Its pretty obvious to me he is fighting against those who want this to remain covered up. I highly suggest anyone interested in this case listen to what his investigation revealed. henryreport.com/blog/2016/10/29/former-dothan-police-officer-lies-to-federal-court-about-beasley-hawlett-murders/