• West of Memphis

    Damien Echols of 'West Memphis 3' Accuses Victim's Stepfather of Triple Murder

    The makers and the legal team behind the documentary West of Memphis, produced by one of the West Memphis Three, have alleged that Terry Hobbs, stepfather of one of the victims Stevie Branch, is responsible for the deaths of the three eight-year-old boys, a crime which sent three teenagers known as the West Memphis Three to prison for 20 years.
  • Reese Witherspoon

    Reese Witherspoon Cast in “Devil’s Knot,” West Memphis Three Drama

    Reese Witherspoon, now 35, has signed on for director Atom Egoyan’s serious drama “Devil’s Knot,” based on Mara Leveritt's book of the same name about the murder trial of the West Memphis Three.
  • Peter Jackson

    Peter Jackson Seeks Complete Pardon for Damien Echols

    Director Peter Jackson on Friday said he is helping to get investigative and forensic work done so that Damien Echols -- the only death row inmate of the West Memphis Three -- can receive complete pardon.
  • West Memphis 3: How They Spent Their First Night as Free Men?

    The West Memphis 3 members spent their first night as free men enjoying many of the things others may take for granted: seeing the sunset, spending time with family and learning new technology.
  • West Memphis Three Walk to Freedom: Are They Really Innocent?

    When the storied West Memphis Three walked to freedom 18 years after they were imprisoned for allegedly killing three 8-year-old boys in West Memphis, Arkansas, there were crowds of people outside the prison offering them support, and chanting that justice was finally done. Were they really innocent?
  • Three Men Convicted of Ritual Killing of West Memphis Boys Plead Guilty, Walk Free

    The West Memphis Three -- Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley Jr. -- who spent almost two decades in prison for the killing of three young boys, were freed by the court on Friday. The three men were tried and convicted of the murders of three boys in West Memphis, Arkansas, on May 5, 1993. During the trial, the prosecution put forth the idea that the only purported motive in the case was that the slayings were part of a satanic ritual.
  • West Memphis 3 Walks Free After Guilty Plea

    Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley Jr. were released from prison on Friday. They were convicted of murdering three 8-year-olds in West Memphis, Ark., in 1993. The trio was allowed to plead guilty to murder in exchange for time served. The guilty pleas ended a long-running legal battle that had sparked questions about DNA and key witnesses.
  • 'West Memphis Three' May be Released After Ark. Hearing

    The West Memphis Three, three men that became imprisoned in 1994 for killing three 8-year-old boys in Arkansas could be released today, the victims' relatives told The Associated Press. A possible deal will include a legal maneuver that will allow Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley, and Jason Baldwin to say that they are innocent and admit that prosecutors like have enough evidence to win, the person related to the case said, CBS News reported.