Scott Ellington, center, prosecuting attorney second judicial district, flanked by prosecutors Melonie Osworth and Alan Copelin, discussed the terms of a deal struck by the state releasing three men convicted of the 1993 deaths of three West Memphis children. Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin agreed to a legal maneuver that lets them maintain their innocence while acknowledging prosecutors have enough evidence against them. -
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Stale evidence. New DNA testing. Allegations of jury misconduct.
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Front Section, Pages 6 on 08/20/2011
Print Headline: Alford plea by 3 solved difficulty for both sides