Thursday, August 18, 2011

Two of the West Memphis 3 to Be Released

Posted By on Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 1:59 PM

Crazy, unexpected and thoroughly welcome news:

WREG-TV has learned an agreement has been reached to release two of the West Memphis 3.

Multiple sources, including the father of one of the victims, have confirmed this will be announced at a special hearing Friday.

That hearing is scheduled to be held in Jonesboro, AR.
Damien Echols was sentenced to death, Jessie Misskelley, Jr. was sentenced to life imprisonment plus two 20-year sentences, and Jason Baldwin was sentenced to life imprisonment.

Stevie Branch, Michael Moore, and Christopher Byers were found murdered and mutilated in a wooded area in West Memphis, Arkansas in May 1993.

Recent tests on DNA evidence, including material from the crime scene, was found to not be a match to the defendants.

If you haven't seen the Paradise Lost documentaries about the West Memphis 3, they're among the great documentaries of our time. Must see film making.

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