On August 19, 2011, after 18 years behind bars, the prosecution offered the West Memphis Three a compromise wherein, after taking into account their time served, they were released from prison.
Head over to wm3.org to find out more of the details about this drastic turn of events!
Right now two young men are serving life sentences without the possibility of parole and a third is waiting on Death Row. But why? For their alleged role in a brutal triple homicide. Why do I say “alleged”? Because the evidence used against them was Pink Floyd lyrics, best-selling Stephen King novels, listening to Metallica, wearing black t-shirts and rumors of the occult. Their conviction, over a decade ago, was made in spite of a complete lack of physical evidence, motive or proof of any kind. Head over to wm3.org to find out more about what’s going on!
As Henry Rollins so elloquently put it “In a situation like the one the WM3 are in, silence is the enemy and apathy is death.”
You can also check out these sites for information about the case or about Damien, Jason, or Jessie:
- Official WM3 blog
- CourtTV’s Crime Library
- The Last Pentacle of the Sun
- Some site
- LA Weekly Article (Sept. 5-11, 2003)