Category: West Memphis 3
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 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.