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August 19th, 2011
07:07 PM ET

"West Memphis Three" out but not exonerated

The "West Memphis Three" were released today after serving 18 years in prison. Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley Junior, and Jason Baldwin were convicted of brutally killing three young boy scouts, during a satanic ritual in the woods but today the court released them after some legal maneuvering in which the three agreed to plead guilty and then got credit for time served. They were released, but not exonerated. Brooke Baldwin chats with director Joe Berlinjer and producer Bruce Sinofsky, from the award-winning HBO documentary series "Paradise Lost". They've been following the case since 1993.

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  1. bob

    anytime you have to plead guilty to get released it is nothing more than legalized government extortion.

    August 20, 2011 at 6:39 pm |
  2. Pat-Ball

    The state does not want to take,Responsobility of there actions, what they need to do is, round up all the proof they say they have, an show it, Dont playwhit it, I read all the paper work ,I heard nothin about where the boys where when these 3 Babies where Kill.

    August 28, 2011 at 3:46 am |

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