Category: West Memphis Three

Satanist case may close death row

Nearly 15 years ago, the brutal murder of three Arkansas Cub Scouts in an alleged satanic rite sickened a nation and strengthened the hand of death penalty champions across the United States. Now the same ghastly crime may be the final nail in the coffin of capital punishment in an America that is manifesting a crisis of conscience over the morality of executions.

‘Satanic’ killers hope to prove innocence

Campaigners across the US and around the world have been meeting to publicise the case of three men they believe have been wrongly convicted of a horrific triple murder. More than 50 concerts, film screenings and meetings were held at the weekend to show support for Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley – convicted in 1994 of the killing of three Arkansas children. Events were held as far apart as Moscow and McMurdo research base, in Antarctica. Wrongful Convictions America’s severely flawed ‘justice system’ has a lengthy and growing record of wrongful convictions (See Also). Documented cases of wrongful