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West Memphis Three

How Making Art On Death Row Saved Damien Echols' Life

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.12.2016 | Arts

If you know the name Damien Echols, it's likely not in the context of art. Echols is one of what's now known as the West Memphis Three, a group of thr...

Week in Film: Neighbors, Chef and more

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.09.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Neighbors may not be a particularly well-thought-out film (huge third-act problems). But it has some of the biggest sustained laughs of the summer.

Reese Witherspoon Headlines West Memphis Three Drama 'Devil's Knot'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.11.2014 | Entertainment

In the new trailer for "Devil's Knot," Reese Witherspoon is haunting as a distraught mother whose son was one of three young boys allegedly killed by ...

Returned From the Land of the Dead

Damien Echols | Posted 04.18.2013 | TV
Damien Echols

First, I should probably say that I'm not a big fan of prison shows. Or cop shows. Or lawyer shows. Or courtroom drama shows of any sort. I guess that's one of the side effects of being sentenced to death for a crime I didn't commit.

New 'Suspects' Named In West Memphis Three Slayings

Posted 03.29.2013 | Crime

The mother of a boy killed in the well-known "West Memphis Three" case alleges that her ex-husband and his drinking buddies are the culprits who mutil...

Mallika Rao

FedEx Causes Sponsorship Controversy | Mallika Rao | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business

An entrepreneurship conference in Memphis, Tenn., was jeopardized after FedEx revoked its sponsorship to distance itself from one of the speakers, but...

Interview With Paradise Lost Director Joe Berlinger

Justine Browning | Posted 03.30.2013 | Crime
 Justine Browning

In a new interview, Joe Berlinger reflects one his lengthy battle for the West Memphis Three's freedom and how he views the case today.

Revisiting the Crime Scene: West of Memphis and Paradise Lost Trilogy

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.15.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Peter Jackson's The Hobbit isn't the only film the director has opening. West of Memphis, the documentary he and partner Fran Walsh produced, revisits the murder of three 8-year-olds in 1993, and the three teens who went to jail for the crime.

Damien Echols: 'I Felt Like I Was Being Driven Insane'

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.16.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

"West Memphis Three" Damien Echols appeared on a segment for HuffPost Live on Thursday to discuss his new book, "Life After Death" and the documentary...

Life After Death Row: Damien Echols Reveals What He Did After Being Released

Posted 11.15.2012 | Books

Damien Echols appeared on a segment for HuffPost Live on Thursday to discuss his new book, "Life After Death" and the documentary “West of Memphis,...

Damien Echols, West Memphis Three 'Survivor,' Tells Henry Rollins About Life On Death Row

Mike Hogan | Posted 01.08.2013 | Arts
Mike Hogan

On Wednesday night at the New York Public Library in Midtown Manhattan, Henry Rollins and Damien Echols had a 90-minute conversation about life in hell.

WATCH: Trailer For Peter Jackson's West Memphis Three Movie

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 11.03.2012 | Entertainment

A gripping trailer for "West of Memphis," the documentary Peter Jackson produced about the West Memphis Three, has debuted, offering a glimpse into th...

David Lohr

New 'West Memphis Three' Documentary Prompts Investigation | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

In the wake of a new documentary film about the "West Memphis Three," authorities in Arkansas are taking another look at the 19-year-old murders of th...

The Book We're Talking About This Week

Posted 09.24.2012 | Books

"Life After Death" by Damien Echols Blue Rider Press, $26.95 What is it about? Damien Echols was one of the West Memphis Three, found guilty of ...

Kids Shouldn't Face Dying in Prison

Jason Baldwin | Posted 09.05.2012 | Crime
Jason Baldwin

In 1994, I was sentenced to juvenile life without parole for a crime I did not commit. Had my life not changed last year, I would have died there. I don't want my country to tell any child that he or she is irredeemable.

Guilty But Innocent

Carol Turowski | Posted 06.17.2012 | Crime
Carol Turowski

Does our justice system need to accept the harsh reality that wrongful convictions happen all too frequently and that exchanges of Alford pleas for prison release do nothing to serve the ends of justice but rather re-affirm the distrust many have about the fairness of the criminal justice system?

Capital Politics and Herzog's Into the Abyss

Jason Bailey | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Jason Bailey

We, as a civilized society, are either going to kill people in the state's name, or we're not. It's literally life or death. It's one or the other. You're either in or you're out.

West Memphis Three Member to Produce 'Devil's Knot'

Posted 05.14.2012 | Entertainment

Last December, things began to take shape for "Devil's Knot," the West Memphis Three biopic, when Reese Witherspoon was cast as Pam Hobbs, the mother ...

Q&A with Joe Berlinger, Director of West Memphis Three Documentary (VIDEO)

Joshua Kors | Posted 03.18.2012 | Home
Joshua Kors

"One of the great ironies of this three-film, two-decade mission is that we thought we were making a film about bad children, the inside story of why kids kill."

Crystal Bell

One Of The West Memphis Three Talks Life In Prison | Crystal Bell | Posted 01.13.2012 | TV

On May 5, 1993, three eight-year-old boy scouts -- Stevie Branch, Michael Moore and Christopher Byers -- were found dead. One month later, three teena...

Crystal Bell

Inside Latest 'Paradise Lost' Installment | Crystal Bell | Posted 01.12.2012 | TV

After serving more than 18 years in prison for the murders of three boys in West Memphis, Ark., Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley Jr....

A Look At 'Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory'

Posted 01.12.2012 | TV

When "Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills" premiered on HBO in 1996, it documented the Arkansas judicial system's corrupt handling of...

David Lohr

Top 11 Crime Stories Of 2011 | David Lohr | Posted 04.12.2012 | Crime

There were plenty of high-profile crime cases in 2011, including the trials of Casey Anthony and Michael Jackson's personal doctor, Conrad Murray. Whi...

Reese Witherspoon To Star In West Memphis Three Drama

Posted 12.16.2011 | Entertainment

Reese Witherspoon is getting in touch with her southern roots. The star is eying the lead in Atom Egoyan's ("Chloe") West Memphis Three drama "Dev...

The West Memphis 3 Memoir Will Be Published Next Year

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 12.13.2011 | Home

Roger Friedman reports that Damien Echols -- one of the men known as the West Memphis Three for his wrongful arrest in West Memphis, Arkansas -- has s...