Posted: Aug 21, 2011 6:15 pm
That means that their defense attorneys failed.. or they evidence was too strong.
. . . or there was jury tampering, and statements from key witnesses that were later recanted, and a manufactured confession obtained from a retarded minor after a 12 hour grilling by the police, only a fraction of which was recorded . . . not to mention the whole satanic angle that was fabricated after the under-qualified coroner decided animal bites after the fact were instead sexual mutilations that happened during the crime. I don't know if you remember it, but satanic panic was a big thing in the eighties into the early nineties and there is a whole slew of cases from around the country and canada that saw convictions of people for ritual abuse, convictions that were later almost 100 percent overturned, or at the very least, shown to have nothing to do with satanism.
Ok..so dudes are free. Are any celebs gonna step up and fund further investigation into trying to figure out who did brutally murder those kids. Doubtful. Those kids arent here anymore...at all.
The ironic thing about this, is that due to the various factions of the Arkansas judicial system not wanting to admit they were wrong, it is those very celebrities you seem so bitter about, and the attention and money they helped raise that will push this case forward. Arkansas isn't footing the bill for DNA tests, the West Memphis 3 are. However, West Memphis fucked up, FUCKED UP, badly in almost every aspect of the investigation, including the crime scene and the bathroom of the Bojangles were a bloody man was sited around the same time as the murders would have happened, so if something more comes of this, I will be truly be amazed. You can't spin gold from straw despite the fairytale.
I think the biggest thing is they can't sue the state for false imprisonment, or profit on book or movie deals, etc. It is bullshit ...
Actually, I read today that, because of the type of plea they copped, an Alford plea, they can indeed make money on book and movie deals. So there's a little bright spot. It's still bullshit, but a little less so.