Update: West Memphis 3 Are Free

Damien Echols talking to the press. Photo by Heather Crawford at KATV.

As speculated this morning, the West Memphis 3 have been released from prison in an Alford plea that allows them to be released maintaining their innocence, while still being considered guilty by the state of Arkansas.Here's an official statement from Damien Echols on his release: "To all my friends and family, my attorneys and advocates, and to those of you from every corner of this earth who have stood beside us these long years, please know that I will forever be indebted to all of … [Read more...]

Breaking: West Memphis 3 May Go Free Today

The West Memphis 3

The newswires are exploding with hints that the West Memphis 3 (Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jesse Misskelley Jr.) may be released from prison today, the results of a behind the scenes deal."Lawyers representing three men convicted of killing three 8-year-old boys in a notorious 1993 murder case have reached a potential deal that could allow the men, known as the West Memphis Three, to walk free on Friday, people familiar with the deal said. [...]┬áThe deal being discussed would not … [Read more...]


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