Damien Echols: After West Memphis (Interview Magazine interview) If you don't know about the WM3 (The West Memphis 3), you should...this kind of legal injustice happens more than we'd like to admit, but we cannot ignore it. Support a fair justice system by illuminating the injustice. ~tlc
Just watched all 3 Paradise Lost documentaries and literally can not stop thinking about the three men (more like boys at the time) who where convicted of murder on such little evidence. It was a truly fascinating and frustrating case to learn about. But I do have to say `beware` this is a documentary of a true crime with actual graphic photos etc. so it is definitely hard to watch.
In West Memphis, Arkansas, the butchered bodies of three local boys were found on the banks of a creek. The positioning and mutilation of the bodies led the police to believe that it was part of a satanic ritual. Authorities and townsfolk quickly turned their attention on three local teenagers, who liked to wear black and listen to heavy metal music. The real killer was never found.
The Devil's Knot. True story about the West Memphis 3. What it's about: The savage murders of three young children spark a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the children as part of a satanic ritual. Who's starring: This adaptation features names like Reese Witherspoon, Stephen Moyer, Dane DeHaan, and Colin Firth.
The filmmakers, the legal team, and everyone who worked tirelessly to get the West Memphis Three released. I just watched "Paradise Lost Three," and while I agree that the Alford plea is bullshit, I'm so happy that these three men are finally, finally free. I wish them every possible happiness. (And I wish every possible comfort to the families of the murdered children. It's a damned shame that the state of Arkansas seems to have no interest in finding the real killer.)