West Memphis 3 supporters have written some loony things over the years, but this might just be the looniest.
“Larner”, a frequent poster on pro-WM3 message boards, has authored a Lord of the Rings fanfic called “Murder Most Foul” based on the West Memphis child murders.
One prominent supporter theory posits that the murder victims were not assaulted with a knife and that their wounds were instead the result of postmortem animal predation. And sure enough, Larner’s story includes a long, gruesome account of woodland critters gnawing on the children’s corpses. There’s an otter, an owl, a muskrat, a fish, rats, a wild dog, a snake, a badger, “father turtle”, smaller turtles, weasels and finally “mud-dwelling crustaceans”. Larner describes each animal’s feast in repulsive detail.
What the fuck is wrong with these people? If supporters want to write Damien/Jason slash, or maybe a good Damien Echols/Jason Massey/Rod Ferrell crossover story, fine. But leave the murdered children out of it! For that matter, leave Tolkien out of it!
UPDATE: Many fellow WM3 supporters find Larner’s story “inappropriate”, “creepy” and “heartless”.