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Crowd: Justice not served in 1993 killings

posted: 05/06/2015 3:26 a.m. Discuss

Supporters of the three men convicted of killing three boys in West Memphis in 1993 gathered Tuesday on the state Capitol steps and called for officials to reopen the investigation into the slayings.

Mom of 1 slain boy: Forgiveness first

posted: 10/24/2013 4:58 a.m. Discuss

Pam Hobbs committed to forgiving the three men convicted of killing her son and two of his friends before later coming to believe that they were innocent, she told a Little Rock audience Wednesday.

One of three freed in West Memphis murders speaks on case

updated: 10/23/2013 4:26 p.m. Discuss

MALVERN — One of three men convicted of the grisly murders of three boys in West Memphis but then freed after 18 years in prison in a rare legal maneuver on Wednesday spoke openly about the case and his continued push to prove his innocence.

UALR to host screening of 'West of Memphis'

posted: 10/23/2013 7:31 a.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is to host a screening of the film "West of Memphis" about the prosecution of three men for the deaths of three West Memphis Cub Scouts. The event will include a talk by one of the defendants and the mother of one of the victims.

1 convicted in 3 killings to see film at UALR

posted: 10/23/2013 4:42 a.m. Discuss

Jason Baldwin, one of three men convicted of killing three boys in a famous West Memphis murder case, will join Pam Hobbs, the mother of Stevie Branch, one of the victims, at a screening of the documentary, West of Memphis, at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock today.

Judge: Parents can’t see ’93 evidence

posted: 04/04/2013 4:48 a.m. Discuss

A circuit judge has ruled against allowing the parents of two West Memphis 8-year-olds killed in 1993 to look at evidence in the case.

REVIEW: West of Memphis

posted: 03/08/2013 3:08 a.m. Discuss

While it has been 20 years since three 8-year-old boys (Steven Branch, Michael Moore and Christopher Byers) were murdered in West Memphis, the case appears to be anything but cold.

Mother denied evidence access in son’s killing

posted: 10/31/2012 4:41 a.m. Discuss

A circuit court judge has denied a mother’s request to see physical evidence in the 1993 murders of her son and two other West Memphis 8-yearolds.

Arkansas judge weighs in on West Memphis evidence case

posted: 10/30/2012 5:50 p.m. Comment 1

A judge has ruled that the physical evidence the mother of one of three Cub Scouts killed in northeast Arkansas requested to see isn’t available to her under the state’s Freedom of Information Act.

Ruling on items in boys’ deaths expected soon

posted: 10/25/2012 4:46 a.m. Discuss

A Crittenden County Circuit Court judge will decide early next week whether to allow the mother of one of three 8-year-old West Memphis boys killed in 1993 to see evidence pertaining to the case.

Judge to hear from lawyers in W. Memphis evidence case

updated: 10/24/2012 12:49 p.m. Comments 16

A judge says he plans to rule next week on whether to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the mother of one of three Cub Scouts killed in northeast Arkansas in 1993.

One year since 3 convicted in West Memphis murders freed

posted: 08/17/2012 2:48 p.m. Comments 4

For nearly two decades, prison was the only home Jason Baldwin, Damien Echols and Jessie Misskelley Jr. knew.

Ellington: Money a factor in West Memphis deal

updated: 04/18/2012 2:22 p.m. Discuss

Prosecutor and congressional hopeful Scott Ellington says costs to the state and potential juror misconduct factored into his decision to agree to the deal that freed the three men convicted in the murders of three 8-year-old Cub Scouts — Steven Branch, Christopher Branch and Michael Moore — in 1993.

: Director helping Echols in seeking pardon

posted: 10/28/2011 7:53 a.m. Discuss

Director Peter Jackson said Friday that he was working with Damien Echols in hopes of getting the man a complete pardon.

Lawyer to teach course on West Memphis case

posted: 10/24/2011 10:08 a.m. Discuss

A lawyer who represented one of the defendants in the West Memphis murders of three Boy Scouts plans to teach a two-week course on the case at the University of Virginia School of Law.

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