Jessie Misskelley

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    highest standard of proof in any trial, especially in criminal trials where a defendant can be deprived of his or her liberties and even result in his or her death. This principle, however, is often forgotten with the presence of strong religious beliefs and rising emotions following violent crimes. Directors, Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, in the documentary film Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996) takes an insider look surrounding the trials of three teens who were accused of brutally murdering and sexually assaulting three eight year old boys in the Bible Belt town of West Memphis, Arkansas. The accused, Jessie Misskelley Jr., Damien Echols, and Jason Baldwin would…

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    Damien Echols

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    murder that you did not commit . As you are sitting there in a cold room with bars as a door that the world calls a jail sail. What 's going through your head at that time; will my parents believe me? Why did the police come after me? Who did they kill? How did they kill them? In May 5 ,1993 three teenagers were convicted of three murders are Damien Echols was 18 Jason Baldwin was 16 and Jessie Misskelley was 17: and one of them was ordered to serve a life time in prison . Echols…

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    Vicki soon reported to officials that she’d gone with Damien and Jessie to an esbat, a devil-worshipping orgy in a field, where she witnessed about 10 youth, with faces and arms painted black, stripping and “touching each other”. Ultimately police brought in Jessie Misskelley for examination concerning the murders. Jessie was 17 and thought to be mildly retarded. Nonetheless a plain questioning became a full blown interrogation by police, in which Misskelley confessed. That confession was…

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    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…

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    prosecution didn’t have anything against them, they didn’t have any real evidence except fiber evidence which doesn’t really tell a whole much. The boys were treated terribly by the police and didn’t have a fair trial, and their rights guaranteed by the constitution were not protected. In the trials the jury was completely biased and they made up their minds before the boy had a chance to defend themselves. The state had no one else to blame at the time, so they blamed the people who were…

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    found that three boys “had been hog-tied [with their own shoelaces] and thrown in the water,” and “it appeared that [the three boys] had been sexually mutilated.” (Berg). Subsequently, the West Memphis Police Department concluded, based on evidence found, that this was a cult-related triple homicide. Body #1: Victims Chiefly, the primary goal of the West Memphis Police Department was to find the suspects, put them to justice, and relieve the weight brought upon the victims’ families. For…

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    The West Memphis Three and Labelling Theory On May 5, 1993, three eight year old boys named Steve Branch, Christopher Byers and Michael Moore, were reported missing in West Memphis, Arkansas. The following day, their bodies were found in Robin Hood woods, tied and mutilated. In early 1994, three suspects named Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley Jr. were convicted of murdering the three boys. Damien, Jason and Jessie were referred to as the “West Memphis Three”. West Memphis was…

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    The Devil’s Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three written by Mara Leveritt is a nonfiction story about a 1993 murder of three eight-year-olds and their three teenage killers. Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley Jr., better known as the West Memphis Three, abducted three children, Christopher Byers, Michael Moore, and Steven Branch, on May 5, 1993 in West Memphis, Arkansas. The children were last seen playing together around 6:30 p.m. the evening they went missing.…

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    West Memphis Three vs. The Crucible “It’ll be sorta like I’m the West Memphis Boogeyman”. This is what Damien Echols said right before he was arrested for the murder of three little boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. Damien was wrongly accused along with two others, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley. Another case similar to the West Memphis Three (WM3) is the fictional play, the Crucible, written by Arthur Miller. The Crucible was based on the Salem Witch Trials, where hundreds of people were…

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    “How do you make someone understand what it means or how it feels to be torn in half? Not many people know this desperate need to be put back together again.” This quote came from none other than Damien Echols, the so called “ringleader” of the Worldwide group of teens known as The West Memphis Three. The West Memphis Three were three teenages: Jason Baldwin, Damian Echols, and Jessie Misskelley. These three teens were accused of murdering three little boys along the bank of a creek. The…

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