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Young children were brutally murdered in West Memphis -- Arkansas which is a small town in Arkansas.
It was a terrible murder that the town was everybody was set of policies since the tragic.
And almost immediately three young man three teenagers were picked up especially one -- in Apple's.
Who was identified the united is a little different he wore black you listen to music.
And for some reason he was identified and within a few days -- with a few weeks.
Another young man in town it just seems Kelly.
Who -- -- -- has an IQ of for the between 6772.
Mentally disabled was brought in for question.
And -- half to twelve hours.
He claimed he made statements that we're incriminating.
And that he was with the three little children and 9 o'clock that morning.
The only problem with Jesse's.
Coerced confession or confession statements where that the children were in school at 9 o'clock in the morning.
So right off the the start we have what many believe and certainly I do and certainly the experts believe -- a false confession.
That was essentially the evidence that was presented to the jury.
And essentially the evidence they got a conviction for three young men Jesse is telling himself who refuse to testify.
Against his other acquaintances.
Which even though he was mentally disabled they had -- Begin immediately disavowed the and fashion.
But he had he hit the the enough to know that he wasn't telling the truth and he was put in -- position being promised.
Reward money and and and a number of other things.
The jury and and confessions a very powerful.
False confessions especially because most of that they come with people who were innocent.
Often young and the statistics are very powerful that young people and disabled people are more likely to confess.
That led to a conviction for -- hackles of murder and he was sentenced to death and now sits on death row.
Jesse was telling -- sentenced to life plus forty years and Jason Baldwin was sentenced to life without -- we have three young man who unfortunately.
Our sitting in jail we believe certainly innocent the evidence suggests as doctor -- weighed in on the case very successfully.
That this was a wrongful conviction.
We're asking the court to overturn the conviction and free these young men -- certainly grant them and try.
Excuse me on the case if you for your children will killed.
Treat children with three children murdered and we'll -- now when it was brought up about children being in court.
Through deployment of the confession.
These little young school -- white.
Wasn't that what wolf -- -- You feel those -- -- adequate account well lower number of things it was as if yes it was likely inadequate counsel inadequate they were they were not paid very much money it was.
It was a rush to judgment.
I think anybody would have been convicted in that climate the prosecutors.
Were certainly introduced evidence that was unethical wasn't proven.
And they can very very effectively convince the jury.
And that juries are very.
Loads two to rule against the confession in -- -- -- kids were involved with this part.
The devil worship -- well there wasn't any evidence of that that's essentially what the possible solution brought out.
We now have evidence that's very powerful.
Did end up about it talk about it but including Indiana haven't DNA evidence all the DNA that was available is tested.
Nothing -- these young men to the crime.
It -- -- the stepfather of one of the young man his hair was found the only piece of evidence the only DNA that was found that the crime scene.
And it was found in -- not.
Not tied his own son is on stepson but another -- yeah well and -- At the crime scene it was I put away for twenty years and what the crime scene it was a -- a river or small.
We don't know what's being the person that -- -- wouldn't.
Availability to -- that area it would be careful.
Exactly that wasn't -- house what what happened three younger children who would dead.
Were found in -- creek.
-- in the embody.
And one of the real problems that developed immediately for the defense.
Was that the autopsy is of these children.
And false information wrong information was given out.
Mainly that the kids were were mutilated.
Did this in the day of the colts and one of them had a penis cuddle up they said so the penis -- up.
They called fever.
Fed right into this guy dressed in black a little we call now -- But all he didn't like to go around black hole like that you didn't elaborate about 24 hours or so was a threat actually was and that would tied up.
And that's we're -- DNA was gotten so definitely.
So I think that.
The it was an out outrage in the community that that.
This is a cult killing the Carville called people going around people who were early confessions remember who that was the time of these things.
And there was tremendous outrage against these three people want -- arrested they should've been a change in venue but for things that because of the outrage in the community that we're of them went to the -- these kids.
And it wasn't done because lack of money because of other things hence if that they were convicted and in jail one of them -- on death row.
Lots of additional information has come forth that Avian.
This wasn't that it would it was animal activity new big kernels in that area that the injuries to the kids who quizzed by -- the the penis.
Removed by -- activity.
Florida post -- not by.
And there was other evidence that the DNA.
On -- the ropes that the kids were tied up.
-- it was from.
One of the -- stepfather is involved.
But what went out of position I'm not a lawyer but what gets what's so frustrating here and -- how much evidence is gathered that these three kids.
-- weren't still in jail didn't do it at somebody else did that they haven't you know point to somebody else.
It doesn't automatically get -- invited by the judges or juries because somebody some judge has to say it's.
On appeal that they will lead to hear the evidence and so far there.
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