Tuesday, November 6, 2007

West Memphis 3 Update!!!

Some great news has come out about the West Memphis 3 in regards to getting new trials and this travesty of justice overturned.
Now evidence, including DNA samples, has emerged to suggest the real killers are still at large and that three innocent men have been behind bars for almost 15 years. 'No reasonable juror would convict... knowing what we know today,' said defence lawyer Dennis Riordan.
This has been a big thing for many of us over the last decade and a half. If you don't know, here is a quick summary of the case and what happened on that tragic day.
The facts were simple enough. The victims - Christopher Byers, Steve Branch and James Moore - were last seen riding their bikes on 5 May, 1993. Their bodies, tied with shoelaces, were discovered a day later near the Arkansas town of West Memphis, close to the Mississippi river. They were only a few miles from home. Police were shocked by the terrible knife wounds and signs of torture and concluded that some sort of cult ritual had occurred. Attention quickly focused on the town misfits. Under pressure, Misskelley confessed to the killings and all three were found guilty.
This case was covered in the documentaries Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills and Paradise Lost 2: Revelations and I urge anyone who doesn't know anything about this horrific event and the crime that was committed against three innocent teenagers to watch them and be educated. You will learn of who the likely suspect should have been, and by this news about the DNA, is likely the murderer.
Defence lawyers have tested two hairs found at the scene. One was found entangled in one of the ligatures tying up one of the boys. It has been matched with DNA samples from Terry Hobbs, a stepfather of one of the victims. Another hair, found on a tree stump, has been linked by DNA sampling to David Jacoby, a friend of Hobbs who was with him on the day of the murder and provided him with an alibi. No DNA evidence of any kind has been found at the scene to match any of the West Memphis Three.
I urge you all to visit the West Memphis 3's website and learn about the history of the case, the satanic fevor the community had, and the travesty that was done to three innocent teenagers.

3 comments:

Dewey, Cheatem, & Howe said...

Wow, awesome. I saw Paradise Lost in college. Always meant to get a t-shirt, but never did.

SayHey Kid said...

Yeh I saw both documentaries. Everyone blammed Metalica for influencing the West Memphis 3. They denied invlovement from the very beginning (as did Metalica im sure).

Proves that if your a misfit your not ALWAYS the murderer. Sheesh!! Southern Justice for ya

Jennie said...

wow... finally DNA proves what everyone knew all along