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Thursday, September 1, 2011

West Memphis 3 outcome 'bittersweet,' filmmaker says

Earlier today, Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelly, and Jason Baldwin—the trio known as the West Memphis Three—were finally released after spending 18 years in jail for the murder of three young boys.

Three men convicted of killing three 8-year-old Cub Scouts and dumping their bodies in an Arkansas ditch changed their pleas Friday, resolving a years-long effort to win their freedom. (Aug. 19) (/The Associated Press) Correction: Clarification: AP

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, who's office rabidly pursued affirmation of capital convictions of the West Memphis Three, has now been heard from on today's plea bargain that freed them. It's Prosecutor Scott Ellington's doing, he said.

The case of the West Memphis Three was made famous by the HBO documentary, Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills have been set free from the.

After eighteen years of imprisonment, an Arkansas judge granted the West Memphis Three freedom! The men agreed to a plea deal where the men are allowed to maintain their innocence as long as they

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