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    West Memphis 3: Wrongfully Accused? On May 5th, 1993 three eight year old boys were reported missing in West Memphis, Arkansas. The boys were found the next day, hog tied in a wooded area called “Robin Hood Hills”. After the case had been “thoroughly” investigated, the West Memphis Police announced on the news that they had found the murderers, pointing fingers at Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin, three teenagers who were different from the norm in West Memphis, making it easy for them to be accused. I believe the boys were wrongfully accused of this crime because there is a lack of evidence in the case pointing to the boys, and the crime just seems to convenient for these three to actually pull off. During the investigation several fibers and two hairs were found on the boys, one negroid hair and one Caucasian hair.(Sauls) None of these hairs or fibers could be linked directly to any of the three boys. This evidence was also somewhat just tossed aside and overlooked for the remainder of the case… I wonder why? During the police investigation, it was said that the crime could have been some sort of sexual assault by a serial killer, but there was no trauma on the boys anuses found by the coroner. 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…

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    Being guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt” is the 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…

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    usually comes to mind with a lot of people is the West Memphis three. This story was a gigantic topic when it first hit TV and newsstands. There is another case almost exactly like West Memphis three called the Central Park Five. Both stories prove that innocent people go to jail and do time for crimes they didn’t commit. Both stories took place in the 1900s. The central park five took place in nineteen eighty nine. The West Memphis three took place in nineteen ninety three. The Central Park…

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    Damien Echols

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    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 who was sentenced to death. That involved three boys from West Memphis. They were an easy…

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    Mara Leveritt writes a fascinating tale of the American justice system gone terribly wrong in her book Devil’s Knot. On May 5, 1993, Christopher Byers, Michael Moore, and Steven Branch went missing from their homes in West Memphis, Arkansas. Subsequently, their bodies were recovered in a body of water by their homes with signs that they had been ferociously beaten and murdered. The evidence showed that Christopher Byers had been castrated before he was killed. Quickly, the town found out about…

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    to look bad. The witch trials are a great example and one of the oldest to happen in the colonial era, but it was still in America. The West Memphis three is another great example of the judicial system being corrupt. Even though these trials were hundreds of years apart, they are very similar. The Witch trials were hundreds of years ago, but they still have relevance today. The trials consisted of people being accused of being witches and the community went insane because they thought their…

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    Child Abuse Case Summary

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    Uncle Johnny asked him to come into his bedroom at his house in Southaven (summer 2014 on a day when members of our family were there swimming). He said he wanted to show him a gun. When he did, he rubbed his arm and bottom while staring at him. He also said on 2 occasions, he rubbed his penis and groin area (he said around where he had surgery when he was 2...which is his groin area). On 12/22/15, he shared the same information with therapist Karen Sanders, who Kyle and I both see for help with…

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    Ray was a petty thief that had an arrest record stemming from 1949 until 1968. James Earl Ray was sentenced to the Missouri State Penitentiary in 1960 to serve a twenty year sentence. He had a rap sheet for petty crimes but was he capable of murdering someone? James escaped from the Missouri State Penitentiary in 1967 and was on the loose for over eleven months. The story was told that James Earl Ray traveled to Memphis, TN on April 3, 1968 and checked into a room across from the Lorraine Motel…

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    Martin Luther King Jr. was a famous and respectable man when he was alive. He was a leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He gave many sermons and speeches in his day. On one very important day, 4 February 1968, he gave a sermon called “The Drum Major Instinct;” it was based off an adaptation of J. Wallace Hamilton’s “Drum-Major Instinct.” In King’s sermon, he explains what the drum major instinct is and why you need to be cautious with it. King believed that you shouldn’t use…

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    the boy grows stronger in the end because of it. For when he stood up for himself, that day, he learned a valuable lesson. The novel is set in the South and the North of the United States of America. The first part of the novel, as the title "Southern Nights" suggests, is set in the American South in Memphis, Tennessee and Jackson, Mississippi. Richard’s early childhood is spent in Memphis. Here he lives in "a one-story brick tenement." His father works as a "night porter in a Beale Street…

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