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Friday, August 19, 2011

West Memphis 3 update

Update (Aug. 19th, 2011): As many of you know, Robert has been a supporter of the West Memphis 3, and has even helped raise money for their defense ("this grotesque miscarriage of justice has dragged on for 17 years too long.” - Robert Smith). Well, there have been some major developments in the case, and word is that they might be released today. Some reports from Reuters , the Commercial Appeal, Arkansas Times and Arkansas Online. Also check this Deadline Hollywood story about the behind-the-scenes financial & legal support that Peter Jackson & Fran Walsh have been providing them, through the years. (Thanks Stefan and RTA)

Update 2: - THE WEST MEMPHIS THREE ARE FREE!

Original Story (Nov. 6th, 2010):
Looks like the $2,250 that Robert raised for the West Memphis 3, by donating an autographed copy of the new 'Disintegration' vinyl for auction, will be needed, as a new hearing has been granted for them.

7 comments:

  1. Great news!

    I hope that not only do these three finally get their freedom but the real killers are found!

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  2. I think it's widely accepted that the stepfather of one of the boys, with a drunken friend, are the real killers. It's another situation of DA's refusing to admit mistakes, and plow forward with a conviction. It's a great way to win re-election in the south if you send "satanist heavy metal fans" to prison.

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  3. There's also a lot of evidence to suggest that these 3 are actually guilty.

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  4. THEY'RE FREEEEEE!

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44199686/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/?GT1=43001#.Tk8eLqgSSUk

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  5. @JPX - there actually is no physical evidence whatsoever that connects the WM3 to the crime. That's kinda one of the big problems with the conviction.

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