News 02.24.12

Paradise Lost, Oscar Contender

Joe Berlinger’s third film about the West Memphis 3,

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, is poised to take center stage at Sunday’s Academy Awards, with a favored nomination in the Best Documentary Feature category.


Dubbed the West Memphis 3 by the media, Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley were convicted in 1994 of killing three eight-year-old boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. Echols was sentenced to death, Baldwin received life without parole and Misskelley was sentenced to 40 years.


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is a further investigation into the case of the three then-teenagers who spent nearly 20 years in prison before being released after new evidence indicated their innocence.


The Innocence Project wishes

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good luck Sunday night so that more people will learn about this terrible injustice.

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