Devil’s Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three

By | June 30, 2019
Devil's Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three Author Mara Leveritt
ISBN-10 0743417607
ISBN-13 9780743417600
Year 2003-10-21
Pages 432
Language English
Publisher Atria Books
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SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING REESE WITHERSPOON AND COLIN FIRTH The West Memphis Three Accused convictedand set free Do you know their story In 2011 one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in American legal history was set right when Damien Echols Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley were released after eighteen years in prison Award winning journalist Mara Leveritts The Devils Knot remains the most comprehensive insightful reporting ever done on the investigation trials and convictions of three teenage boys who became known as the West Memphis Three For weeks in 1993 after the murders of three eight year old boys police in West Memphis Arkansas seemed stymied Then suddenly detectives charged three teenagersalleged members of a satanic cultwith the killings Despite the witch hunt atmosphere of the trials and a case which included stunning investigative blunders a confession riddled with errors and an absence of physical evidence linking any of the accused to the crime the teenagers were convicted Jurors sentenced Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley to life in prison and Damien Echols the accused ringleader to death The guilty verdicts were popular in their home stateeven upheld on appealand all three remained in prison until their unprecedented release in August 2011 With close up views of its key participants this award winning account unravels the many tangled knots of this endlessly shocking case one which will shape the American legal landscape for years to come

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