Category: Damien Echols

The West Memphis Three (Part 2)

Damien Echols has written a book about his experiences with the criminal justice system and death row to excellent reviews. He has been doing the interview circuit and tonight I heard him on NPR. I wrote an earlier post on the case, but his interview brought the shock of it all back to me again. In spades.


The West Memphis 3

The three men, known collectively as the West Memphis 3, were convicted of killing three 8-year-old cub scouts. These were not ordinary killings, but were labeled satanic because the naked bodies of the three boys had been bound and mutilated. This was a horrible crime that deeply shook a community.