posted on Jan, 3 2006 @ 05:09 AM
The step father of the murdered boy was, at least in my mind, the most obvious suspect. I mean the guy was absolute lunatic, but he died several years
ago, basically making the case untenable for the WM3.
To surmise the case: Three Goth kids were accused and convicted of the rape, murder and mutilation of a little boy in the Robin Hood Hills of West
Memphis, Arkansas. The detectives claimed the murder was the work of a satanist cult. Townspeople got so wrapped up in their feelings,that they
naturally went after the most "likely" suspects. In this case, anyone who stood out in a surprisingly red neck town.
Of course, Damien Echols sunk the other two by being outlandish and over dramatic in court. He looked and acted guilty, like children often times do.
Jessie Misskelley is borderlined retarded. So, Echols does this whole routine during his case, basically playing up the goth, Marylin Manson image -
mouthing off to the judge and the jury.
All of a sudden, he wakes up when the door slammed behind him.
It's too bad he couldn't just get charged with being stupid. Though, I can't say that I feel too much sympathy for him for not taking the case
serious back then. However, in checking out the website, the designers tend to get preachy, and manipulative.
Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin I feel bad for. Damien Echols finally has all the attention he ever wanted - it just happens to be on death row.