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By Mara Leveritt


The West Memphis 3. Accused, convicted…and let loose. are you aware their story?

In 2011, one of many maximum miscarriages of justice in American criminal background was once set correct whilst Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley have been published after eighteen years in criminal. Award-winning journalist Mara Leveritt’s The Devil’s Knot continues to be the main finished, insightful reporting ever performed at the research, trials, and convictions of 3 teenage boys who grew to become referred to as the West Memphis Three. 

For weeks in 1993, after the murders of 3 eight-year-old boys, police in West Memphis, Arkansas appeared stymied. Then without warning, detectives charged 3 teenagers—alleged participants of a satanic cult—with the killings. regardless of the witch-hunt surroundings of the rigors, and a case which integrated gorgeous investigative errors, a confession riddled with blunders, and a scarcity of actual facts linking any of the accused to the crime, the teens have been convicted. Jurors sentenced Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley to existence in felony and Damien Echols, the accused ringleader, to demise. The to blame verdicts have been well known of their domestic state—even upheld on appeal—and all 3 remained in legal till their extraordinary unencumber in August 2011.

With close-up perspectives of its key members, this award-winning account unravels the numerous tangled knots of this without end stunning case, one that will form the yankee felony panorama for years yet to come.

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