Devil's Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three by Mara Leveritt

By Mara Leveritt


The West Memphis 3. Accused, convicted…and let loose. have you learnt their story?

In 2011, one of many maximum miscarriages of justice in American felony heritage was once set correct while Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley have been published after eighteen years in criminal. Award-winning journalist Mara Leveritt’s The Devil’s Knot is still the main finished, insightful reporting ever performed at the research, trials, and convictions of 3 teenage boys who turned referred to as the West Memphis Three. 

For weeks in 1993, after the murders of 3 eight-year-old boys, police in West Memphis, Arkansas appeared stymied. Then unexpectedly, detectives charged 3 teenagers—alleged contributors of a satanic cult—with the killings. regardless of the witch-hunt surroundings of the pains, and a case which integrated wonderful investigative error, a confession riddled with mistakes, and a scarcity of actual facts linking any of the accused to the crime, the kids have been convicted. Jurors sentenced Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley to existence in criminal and Damien Echols, the accused ringleader, to dying. The to blame verdicts have been well known of their domestic state—even upheld on appeal—and all 3 remained in felony until eventually their exceptional liberate in August 2011.

With close-up perspectives of its key individuals, this award-winning account unravels the numerous tangled knots of this perpetually stunning case, one that will form the yank criminal panorama for future years.

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