The Robin Hood Police Case Study

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Register to read the introduction… Most of the clothes were found in the water next to the bodies, but instead of being torn all of the clothes were turned inside out. Two of the three pairs of underwear were never found, nor were Christopher Byers missing parts. It’s said that serial killers usually take something of the victims, but I’m not convinced Echols, Baldwin or Misskelley would do anything like that. Also at the scene, no blood or weapons were found anywhere around the area. The day after the bodies were discovered, Damien Echols was questioned. A juvenile probation officer was on scene when the three bodies were discovered in “The Robin Hood Hills”. The officer said he had been following the actions of Damien Echols, a local student, stating that it was possible that he could be responsible for the act.(Sauls) After hearing about Damien, the police drew the idea that the crime could be related to Satanistic rituals or some sort of cult sacrifice. They went from having no suspects, to jumping on the bandwagon with the first possibility mentioned, it …show more content…
The strange thing about the thirty-ish minute recorded “confession”, Jessie made many mistakes about the facts in the case, stating that they boys were tied together with rope instead of shoe laces. He also messed up some facts, saying it happened during the day , but was quickly corrected by the police.(Paradise Lost) After being questioned for 12 hours and finally giving a confession, the police, instead of letting Jessie go home as promised, arrested Miskelley which is when he revoked his whole statement but it was no longer on record. Echols and Baldwin were arrested. Misskelley’s trial was sepereate from Echols and Bladwins, but all three were found guilty of capital murder …show more content…
He was said to be mad at Christopher at the time of the murders. Another thing that is weird is when the HBO crew was filming they found a knife. The knife belonged to Mike Byers, and he said it had never once been used. After saying that, blood was located on the knife that matched his own and Chris Byers. After saying it had never been used, he began to change his story continuously, first saying it had never been used, then saying he had used it to cut up some meat, then later saying that he had cut his own thumb on it… All quite different stories at different times.. Another knife was also found. It was found behind Byers house in a river or lake. (Paradise Lost) The knife had no traces of DNA but fit a description because of the way it was serrated. The way it was serrated matched marks found on one or more of the victims. The fact of the matter is that no murder weapon was ever found with identical DNA matches, besides Byers knife. I wonder how they could still think the killers were Baldwin, Echols and

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