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    In 1993, three boys were murdered in West Memphis, Arkansas. Because of the condition the victims were in, the authorities believed that they were involved in a satanic ritual. Three teenagers were accused and convicted because they were outcasts and no other leads were pursued. Even though the West Memphis Three got justice after almost two decades of serving time, the original trial was prejudiced. The three teenagers were Jessie Misskelley, Jason Baldwin, and Damien Echols. They had records of

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    Mackenzie Milner Ms. Whitford ENGL 101 29 November 2016 “The West Memphis Three” There are many movies we can watch and not give a second thought about, except when we see those few little words “based on a true story.” There is something about these movies that put a deeper chill in our bones. The movie “Devil’s Knot” may be based on a true story, but viewers are not fascinated about the mystery of the crime and neither are the countless documentarians on the case. Viewers are interested and overwhelmed

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    In his article, “The Nightmare of the West Memphis Three”, Rich explores how the people of Memphis drew horrific conclusions about people based on the lifestyle they chose to practice. The article highlights the trials and tribulations faced by the accused three young teenagers. Rich does this by citing the popular documentary series “Paradise Lost” which is an in depth analysis into the lives of the accused, the victims’ families and members of the community. This paper outlines how the belief system

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    The Case of the West Memphis Three involves the three teenage boys accused and convicted of murdering Michael Moore, Stevie Branch, and Christopher Byers in West Memphis, Arkansas on May 5th, 1993. The investigation, trial, and appeals that followed would put the Arkansas criminal justice system under scrutiny for their actions. The West Memphis Police Department arrested and charged Jason Baldwin, Damien Echols, and Jessie Misskelly, Jr. with the three boy’s murders. The entire case was under the

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    There was no evidence collected and tested at the crime scene which could have proved who committed the murders. A lieutenant who contacted a juvenile officer in Memphis both agreed that the murders had to have been done by someone in a cult. The juvenile officer quickly knew of someone who was involved in a cult and said this juvenile could be capable of a crime like this. The accused, Damien Echols, was immediately

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    Revenge, the abuse of authority and the desire for power are all present in both Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible and the case regarding the West Memphis Three. To understand the connection you need to know something about the case. Three young boys were murdered on May 5, 1993 (Leveritt 5). They were stripped of their clothing, their hands were bound and they were forced underwater in the nearby creek where they stayed until they were found the next day. Little evidence was collected the day

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    Paper : West Memphis Three The West Memphis Three terminology was birthed when three troubled, teenage boys were accused of brutally torturing and murdering three young, innocent boys in West Memphis, Arkansas, in May of 1993. Authorities had mounting pressure to find the culprits responsible for the unspeakable crime. In a very short time, the three teens were accused, arrested and then charged with the brutal crime. It was not Salem, Massachusetts, but a witch-hunt was going on in West Memphis

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    The search spanned throughout the small town and countryside, however, “the most intensive search… remained focused on the woods.” As the woods were scrutinized by the many volunteers, their persistence resulted with no trace of the three small boys. Just as the search groups had left to continue on elsewhere, one Crittenden County juvenile officer, Steve Jones, stayed. Looking down into the small stream of water in the diversion ditch, he spotted something and radioed his findings

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    The West Memphis Three I sit in a crowded court room. I am a juror in the case of the State vs. Damien Echols and Jason Baldwin. Everyone in the country has heard about the West Memphis Three. The murders of Steven Branch, Christopher Byers, and Michael Moore took place on May 5, 1993 in Robin Hood Hill West Memphis, Arkansas.(West Memphis 3) They have been headline news for over a year now. I already have an idea of what I think happened before I have even heard one word from either side

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    can be demonized when it falters. The case of the West Memphis 3 is a case of injustice, while showing how easily the justice system can fail us, yet how important it is to our society to get it right. Between the detectives, the prosecution, and the public, three teenagers, Michael Wayne (Damien) Echols, Charles Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Loyd Misskelley Jr., were wrongly convicted and as of today the real killers are still out there. Twenty-three years

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