A second chance to argue innocence for West Memphis Three
, 2022-05-25 22:47:00,
The West Memphis Three have battled for answers for decades, but soon the group of men could potentially have a second opportunity to prove their innocence.
WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — A fight for answers that has lasted decades in the storied case of the West Memphis Three could possibly see closure soon.
Over the past year, attorneys have been pushing for an opportunity to retest crucial evidence that could bring new light as to what happened nearly 30 years ago.
Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley, and Jason Baldwin, were all accused of killing three young boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. Now, the three men may finally get a second chance to argue their innocence.
That innocence all starts with evidence found at the crime scene nearly 30 years ago, a place where attorneys said new DNA testing could finally reveal the truth.
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“We’ve been having this battle forever with the state on trying to discover the truth who committed these murders and they still fight us,” Jason Baldwin said.
It’s a fight Baldwin and the two other men have been battling for most of their lives following the accusations.
On May 5, 1993, Steve Branch, Michael Moore, and Christopher Byers all disappeared and were last seen riding their bikes together.
One day later, their bodies were found in a drainage ditch according to journalist Mara Leveritt…
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