“West of Memphis” contains new evidence on West Memphis Three case

The West Memphis Three (“WM3”) are free after having served close to twenty years in prison for a crime they didn’t commit.  And now, there is a new Peter Jackson-produced documentary on the case called “West of Memphis.”    The WM3 and their legal battle were previously documented in a series of films called “Paradise Lost.”  Unfortunately, there seems to be at bit of an unpleasant rivalry between the groups behind these two films.  Beyond that, it appears that the new documentary is very good and worth watching.  The reviews from Sundance are quite good.  On top of that, the producers of the film have uncovered new evidence and new witnesses in the case.  “The attorneys for the WM3,… claim they have three new witnesses, friends of Michael Hobbs, Jr., who claim Hobbs told them that ‘my uncle Terry murdered those three little boys.'”  Given the reviews and hype, it looks like that West of Memphis will be released to theaters across America.  I, for one, am going to check it out.

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~ by siouxsielaw on January 21, 2012.

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