Billy Sinclair on the West Memphis Three

Billy Sinclair spent 40 years in prison for murder, including six years on death row, before being paroled in 2006. He became a journalist in prison and has co-authored two books with his wife Jodie, A Life in the Balance: The Billy Wayne Sinclair Story: A Journey From Murder to Redemption Inside America’s Worst Prison System and Capital Punishment: An Indictment by a Death Row Survivor. He writes regularly about criminal justice issues at capitalpunishmentbook.com.

Sinclair has written about the West Memphis Three case several times. His most recent piece, “West Memphis Three Plead Guilty — Almost”, deals with their release.

In my previous posts, I discussed the various times the three men, in both a custodial and non-custodial setting, admitted to the police and others that they were involved in the horrific murders of Steve Branch, Christopher Byers, and Michael Moore. These admissions of guilt, more than anything else, strongly influenced my belief in the guilt of the West Memphis Three. The “Alford pleas,” although not a clear admission of guilt, are more affirmative evidence of their guilt in the murder of the three Cub scouts.

Go read the whole thing. The first paragraph includes links to five previous articles Sinclair has written about the case.

59 thoughts on “Billy Sinclair on the West Memphis Three”

    1. No one ever claimed the killers wiped blood off leaves.

      Jessie Misskelley described watching Baldwin and Echols splash ditch water onto the bank to wash blood, leaves and other debris into the ditch. The search team described a “slicked off” area of the ditch bank near where the bodies were found. Investigators later used Luminol to locate blood traces in the spot where Baldwin mutilated the Byers boy.

      Have you even read Misskelley’s statements?

      1. Hi David,

        First off, great site.

        But, my question is, how would they have cleaned up so thoroughly in the dark?

        Hope you see this.

        Cheers!

      2. With taking everything into consideration, I think it’s more logical to assume that the murders took place where they happened, or in the general area of it.

        To suggest that the murders didn’t happen at the discovery site, or in the general area is way more far fetched to believe then to simply say, “well it couldn’t of happened there because there was no blood found.”

        Let’s pretend for a moment that it happened else where and that it didn’t happen in the general area of the woods. So, the killers drowned 2 of the 3 victims else where, meanwhile they still used the boys shoelaces to tie them up with, yet killed and castrated the Byers boy. quite the coincidence that 2 of the 3 boys drowned isn’t it.

        So sometime in the middle of the night, or even worse, the morning while an extensive search is on in the area, the killer returns to the worst possible spot to dump the bodies, as this is the spot the boys were last seen and people are searching, not only does the killer dump the bodies in the worst spot possible, he also takes the extra time to bring the boys clothes and dumps them in the ditch with them and makes no effort to hide the clothes, because the clothes were easily found floating. It doesn’t end there though, the killer also returns with the kids bikes, and dumps them in the bayou near the pipe, several yards away from where the bodies were discovered, by doing so traveling further.

        To suggest that the murders didn’t happen in the general area of the woods and that it was simply a drop site would be highly unlikely and not very logical when you take everything into account. The drowning, the clothes and the bikes especially.

        If you still don’t follow the logic and aren’t with me, then you still have to take into account that whoever dropped the bodies off at the discovery site did so, because they wanted the boys found and also took a huge risk doing the drop-off as I pointed out before, so if they wanted the boys found, why did they go through the trouble of putting they boys into the water and disposing the bikes where they did? Either way, if you still think the murders didn’t take place in the general area of the woods, one thing I think everyone would have to agree on is that whoever did it, clearly wanted to be caught, by taking the risk of dumping them there and added risk of dumping the clothes and bikes where they were found.

        The more logical explanation out of it all, is that the WM3 did it, Jessie Misskelleys confessions probably didn’t depict exactly how it all happened, but his accounts are more logical then what I could dream up and he said more then enough to corroborate his confessions.

  1. Aside from being forced to plead guilty last Friday in order to be set free, Damien Echols and Jason Baldwin have always, always, always maintained their innocence.

    This site is wildly biased and uses deeply flawed information from corrupt individuals, and cannot be trusted.

    1. Are you suggesting we should free every convicted murderer who claims innocence, because no one would ever lie about something like that?

        1. I knew it. Exhibit 500 and those confessions are all made up lies to convict innocent teenagers because they wore black. The WM boogie man comment must have been an overdub.

      1. The Memphis 3 were innocent from day Fucking one but since thar mother fucker Scott something or other was under so much pressure to convict anyone he chose 3 innocent teenagers & for that I’m embarrassed to even be part of a society n judicial system that states ur guilty until proven innocent ..to this day I have such a dislike for police officers, n any Fucking person who can take ur freedom away because you may appear guilty ..fuck whoever took part in trying n convicting the Memphis 3…

    2. Who exactly “forced” them to plead guilty? Their own attorneys devised this little strategy (Alford Plea) to give them all an early release! They willingly plead guilty to the deaths of the three little boys. They will FOREVER be know as child murdering trailer park trash! Also, Echols and Baldwin both confessed to numerous people. Not to mention the fact that Damien failed his poly.

      I sure hope if I ever murder somebody in cold blood, a jury of 12 Wendys will decide my fate. I’ll walk for sure!

      1. No, Echols and Baldwin never confessed to anyone. People have claimed that Echols and Baldwin have confessed to them, but those claims have been proven false.

        The State of Arkansas forced these men to plead guilty in order to be released. These men should never have been convicted.

        I am in favor of punishing the person or persons who committed this crime. These three men did not commit the crime. By insisting that they did based on hearsay, lies, and extreme bias, you are showing how little you actually care for the three murdered boys whose murderer/s are yet to be punished.

        Ask yourself why Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington was willing to release these men if he truly believes they are guilty and may kill again. Before you do that, though, please go read this article about Ellington’s decision. Pay attention to the parts where he says he didn’t want to take the case to trial because he knew it would be almost impossible to win and he didn’t want to have to pay these men for wrongful imprisonment.

        http://www.paragoulddailypress.com/articles/2011/08/23/local_news/doc4e53ab9e3ee7f111086957.txt

        Of course, you don’t seem all that bright, so maybe none of this will sink in for you. Poor, dear Scott.

        1. Wendy wrote:
          “The State of Arkansas forced these men to plead guilty in order to be released. ”

          http://www.katv.com/story/15303501/wm3-defense-attorney-how-deal-happened

          “It’s a picture worth a thousand words, Damien Echols embracing his wife free of shackles and handcuffs for the first time since leaving death row. It was taken by Little Rock attorney Patrick Benca who joined Echols’ defense team earlier this year and played a major role in his release.

          Having gone to law school with Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, Benca had lunch with his friend earlier this month. That discussion he says lead to McDaniels setting up a meeting with members of the defense team and prosecutor Scott Ellington. Benca pitched the idea of an Alford plea.”

          There sweetie, darling, honeypie! BENCA pitched the idea! Not too bright are we cuppycakes?

          Then MENSA member Wendy wrote:
          “Ask yourself why Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington was willing to release these men if he truly believes they are guilty and may kill again. Before you do that, though, please go read this article about Ellington’s decision. Pay attention to the parts where he says he didn’t want to take the case to trial because he knew it would be almost impossible to win and he didn’t want to have to pay these men for wrongful imprisonment.”

          Uh, that’s an easy one. The murders happened 18 YEARS AGO!!!! Do you really think a murder case 18 years too late would be a slam dunk? Evidence has been lost, witnesses have died, memories have become foggy. I personally wish Ellington had rejected the plea but I do understand why he took it. It’s neither here nor there because they confessed! They are still 3 guilty, murdering pieces of human garbage!

  2. I don’t normally lower myself but! What planet is Wendy on!!. Wendy is your primary example of pack mentality moron!. She will never take the time to read anything past wm3.org or Paradise Lost, this would require her to `learn` for herself and form her own opinion! basically its a high form of complete laziness which most of the USA and UK have fallen prey to! If it aint spoon fed news in easy size chunks ready to consume and believe then she isn’t interested. Your posts are pure fantasy and clearly not your own opinions, just regurgitating what other supporters have told you is `the truth`. Maybe your just so embarrassed how you have been duped by Child killers, so when you bother to read further and realise you’re a mug your kicking out in anger at non supporters!. Its not our fault!!

    1. Oh, darling. It’s adorable to watch you call me names and impugn my intelligence, with all your spelling, grammar, and punctuation mistakes.

      If you’re going to slag people off as being stupid, you’d be better served by taking a quick English 101 course before you post your sad, limp invective on the internet again.

      1. Another typical response. When all else fails go for the Grammar kill shot! pathetic and predicatable. I pay little to no attention at all to my grammar when making comments on the internet and there isnt a single spelling mistake. Nice attempt to divert the attention away from your ignorance. Do you have anything remotely new to say about the case?

  3. Wendy,

    Since when does “almost impossible to win” mean “innocent”? There is a distinction to be made between “not guilty” and “innocent”. Stop equivocating.

    It would seem you are willfully ignorant of the substantial difficulties Mr. Ellington identifies in retrying the case.

    The prosecution and the defense both knew it was a crapshoot, ergo the deal.

  4. The state would never let guilty men go free. Than Why?

    1. To avoid on hearing on a new trial. They do not want evidence of lying witness, police misconduct, juror misconduct, biased decesions by Judge Burnett and misconduct by the prosecution coming out. They are trying to protect people’s asses.

    2. The Attorney General is running for Govenor. They want the case to go away so it is not a campgain issue.

    3. To avoid a lawsuit for wrongful imprisonment.

    4. To avoid having to reopen the case. They know they could never find the real killers.

    Ignore these fools Wendy.

  5. “1. To avoid on hearing on a new trial. They do not want evidence of lying witness, police misconduct, juror misconduct, biased decesions by Judge Burnett and misconduct by the prosecution coming out. They are trying to protect people’s asses.”

    I wrote earlier on the complexities of trying a new case 18 years after the fact and I think those are very understandable reasons. I almost wish the defense hadn’t brought the Alford Plea to the table but of course they wouldn’t have if they felt there was a good chance they’d win! They know their clients are worthless child murdering shreds of human refuse so they pitched the idea to Ellington and we know the disgusting result. Way to go scumbags!

    “2. The Attorney General is running for Govenor. They want the case to go away so it is not a campgain issue.”

    Someone wrote in another entry that they felt there might have been some political reasons for accepting the Alford Plea. Well, there you go!

    “3. To avoid a lawsuit for wrongful imprisonment.”

    Like I said earlier, the defense would have never come up with this deal if they thought the WM3 were sooooo innocent and they had an ironclad case. Plus, as you state, they could have sued the hell out of Arkansas for wrongful imprisonment. They obviously didn’t think their case was all that ironclad so there you go again!

    “4. To avoid having to reopen the case. They know they could never find the real killers.”

    Ehh, the real killers pled guilty so there’s no need to look for them!

    Ignore this fool everyone else!

  6. Wendy dont give into a jealous inmate who has noone believing in him like WM3 has. Especially Arkansas would not ford an opportunity to allow the guilty without parole to walk free under any circumstance! Unless they felt like there was something devastatingly wrong with their case like DNA. And washing the side of by splashing water is known only the STUPID would believe such a theory. It is common knowledge the forensic world that no matter how much you splash it doesn’t completely rid of the evidence. Talk about a jealous joker who wants his own limelight by bashing people he has probably never encounter. Most of those who are incarcerated are there for a reason! 1) stupid enough to get caught 2) repetitive offender 3) or a police investigation riddled with fallacy. These people have no idea what the hell they are talking about. I mean EVEN some of the victim’s families believes in their innocence I cant say that for whomever this Billy Sinclair is.
    And Dan from the U.K. you are joke! There is no possibility in you lowering yourself because you are far too below. How dare you claim to a higher noble person when it is clear you are not. Grammar is key and if it was sooo damn predictable. Then why haven’t you taken the time to express yourself in such a intelligent manner. You dumbass! It only defines who you are as a person sloppy. Especially in your writing skills let alone in your argument.
    Wendy you keep fighting for True Justice and don’t waste your time with such idiots. Especially with the one who was incarcerated for a real crime he actually committed. He maybe a convict journalist but he will never be the an unbiased real journalist who can fully investigate both sides with out biased innuendos.

  7. Oh and yes I did say inmate even though he is paroled. Don’t worry he will probably return sooner or later. So I don’t consider this man anything less than an inmate filled with lies and cons as usual.

  8. These men are free and there is nothing you could say or do about it. They maintain their innocence and I believe in their innocence. You can rip this case apart if you want but you still wont make this case with the lack of sufficient evidences and you know it. Kissing ass and rubbing knuckles with the good ol’ boys is your business, but the men who put WM3 behind bars are completely incompetent and should scramble in this case. Obviously in your eyes they didn’t do their job to maintain their conviction, so what makes you think they did it any better back then. You obviously have no grasp for the law and yet you are trying to prove your case lol. You cannot reason with people who don’t believe in seeking true Justice. All the evidence put together indicates doubt and the prosecuting attorneys documented this belief on national tv. And if you cant admit that to yourself that there is not a show of sufficient evidence to re convict then there is no reasoning with you. Justice was about to reveal itself through the courts and your too stubborn to realize that these men would have received a new trial. The opponents in this case even knew it was going to happen and they jumped JUMPED at this deal. If they believed in their evidence like you believe in their evidence this deal would have never ever been made. Prosecuting and those against this case can say oh yes they are GUILTY, but time is served. yeah whatever it doesnt add up and if you believe in their guilt so much then why dont you take confront the people for doing such a horrible job by letting them go and bitch about that. But to make and effort to bad mouth free men is your stupidity because no matter how you look at it being removed from death row from a deal struck AFTER conviction and sentencing is beyond me. So why dont you wise up like those who convicted them and be done with this case, the prosecution and many other official have closed this case!

  9. Dawn says:

    “Justice was about to reveal itself through the courts and your too stubborn to realize that these men would have received a new trial.”

    So why the FUCK did the West Memphis 3 plead guilty to murdering 3 children if they were 4 months away from being EXONERATED?

    It’s okay, you can be bitter if you like. I’d be bitter too if I learned that the money I donated to exonerate 3 innocent men was instead used to scrap the idea at the last minute and plead guilty after all.

    You may not want to admit this, but the debate about their guilt vs. innocence is now over. They were found guilty by 2 juries and then they plead guilty. They are guilty, face it. They may be free, but they are still guilty. They will always be convicted child murderers.

    In 18 years, the supporter movement has not been able to prove them innocent, and it wasn’t for lack of trying. They spent MILLIONS trying to prove them innocent and then, in the end, they plead guilty when they were so close to being able to prove their innocence. If the case against the 3 is as weak as you claim it is, the 3 baby butchers surely would have waited a few more months to clear their names, don’t you think?

    Supporters were taken for a ride. It was never about exonerating these child killers, it was about freeing them. Huge difference. How does it make you feel that you supported the release of 3 admitted child murderers?

  10. Dawn also says:

    “It is common knowledge the forensic world that no matter how much you splash it doesn’t completely rid of the evidence. ”

    Are you really that dense? That is why luminol detected blood at the scene, genius.

    Let me guess….it was a false positive? Oh yeah, that’s right! If it supports Jessie Misskelly’s many confessions, it can’t be true. Unless it is true, but then he heard it somewhere. Or he was coerced or something.

    Doesn’t it get tiring having to come up with excuse after excuse after excuse instead of just accepting the simple and logical conclusion that the West Memphis 3 killed the 3 boys? Jessie says they did it. You don’t believe him. Jessie says AGAIN that they did it. You don’t believe him. Jessie says AGAIN that they did it while his attorneys are begging him to shut the hell up. You don’t believe him. Michael Carson says that Jason told him they did it, and he passes a polygraph. You don’t believe him. A couple of girls say they hear Damien bragging about killing the children. You don’t believe them. Damien says he wasn’t at the softball game. You DO believe him. Oh, but wait, he was there and maybe he said it, but he was kidding. Now the softball girls aren’t lying anymore, but Damien was “kidding.”

    Doesn’t this ever get exhausting?

    1. So true- you bring up a great point about the polygraphs as well. Sometimes polygraphs can be inaccurate but it’s interesting how in this case the polygraph was dead on accurate. The only people who ever failed a polygraph in this case were Damien and Jessie. And Jason never took one. Everyone else passed it – what does that tell you? It’s just so obvious the WM3 are the murderers. I would love to debate any of the celebrities (or all of them at once) who think they’re innocent. I bet in 5 minutes flat they wouldn’t know what to say after they run out of breath repeating how great Paradise Lost was or how the killers were misunderstood.

  11. On the day of WM3 release, John Mark Byers threw Terry Hobbs address out to the press in front of the courthouse while accusing him of murder.

  12. Damien is kicked back with his wife in Hawaii right now (paid for by supporters and celebs) while they rake in more dough from wm3.org donations under the guise of “We still haven’t gotten justice, so send MORE money so we can clear their names” Its funny how once they’re released not a word is said about where Damien is. I’m sure he has that same sick smirk on his face that he flashed to the grieving parents in the courtroom in 1993 (and on the day of his release) making plans with his wife on what wonderful vacation they’re taking next and laughing it up about how they’ve duped everyone and how much money and fame they have now.

    1. This b.s really gets me when I see it, and I see it alot….”Damien was accused of murder because he was “different”, wore black and listened to heavy metal.” REALLY?

      Do you mean to tell me that the sharpened nailed, blood sucking, eye gouging, funeral book pentagram drawing, crowley reading, homicidal, sociopathic, depressed, parent threatening, girlfriend parent threatening, unborn baby threatening, move to another state and come back to arkansas deliberately knowing that you are about to cause trouble in doing so, dog eating, skull collecting etc. etc.. doesn’t factor into this scenario at ALL? WELL SHIT! that sure IS different!

      1. Your paragraph sums it up every well – but if you mention that to a supporter they keep saying “no physical evidence”. As if all of that evidence you just mentioned isn’t enough, combined with the biggest piece of evidence – CONFESSIONS from all three of them at different periods of time – and don’t forget the polygraph tests- only Damien and Jessie failed- everyone else passed – what does that tell you?

        1. I just couldn’t get passed that last confession of jessies. It really floors me that he was given every opportunity to keep his mouth shut but trodded on against the advice of his counsel. I really don’t think jessie was handed a script to be read as a confession via the prosecutors. If he was that mentally challenged it seems he wouldn’t be able to come up with the confession in such detail.

          In one of the documentaries didn’t Jason say damien was capable of murdering the boys when asked? (correct me if im wrong)

  13. Dear DAWN – I don’t normally pull people up on grammar as 1. I think its pathetic and does not take into account that said person may have dyslexia or any similar reasons 2. I`m the last person who could do this as I admit my grammar has indeed become awful these days and my rushed typing is riddled with typos!. However, I must point out that only a real moron would berate someone in a comment for bad grammar, with a comment filled with spelling mistakes, bad grammar and venomous ignorance oozing from every keystroke!. I also love the comment about lowering myself further from someone who then goes on to type the most base remarks (“You dumbass”- Dawn 2011). Thank you for clearing up who is indeed the idiot and who is just a sloppy typist!.

  14. living on here trying to discount wm3 shows who’s the bitter people actually are. all of you are wasting your time. and it shows because you want to go against real evidence and deny the fact a man on deathrow walked out for what? who in the hell gets a second chance to take a plea after years and years later, especially when there’s a conviction in place. um yeah get a fucking clue. btw jessie didnt fail his polygraph the police lied,he did pass his. Damien didnt fail he couldnt take one because he had a heart condition. why dont you learn about the case before you even go spewing off bs. and ofshe knows a thing or two about interrogations, and that was thee worst interrogation ever on record. not to mention ofshe did get a real degree and happens to be a reputable in justice community, in comparison to some idiot who received his degree online. you people have no business even utilizing a site containing wm3 if your just going to spread lies about shit you dont know anything about. the dense people are the ones who back this site up. dan i never said i didnt make mistakes. of course i am not going to put forth the effort on my part when i know i m wasting it on you. the mistakes were personally for you, you know….. so you could comprehend what i am saying. sorry i meant so you can know what it is iam saying. u all obviously have no background in the field of justice and if you do, its not from the right side of the law. more so criminals. it would not surprise me. and even if you do have professional background well…. lmao we know where you must be from. once judge burnett stepped off real justice was starting to take place with a new case. and Driver… I mean seriously Driver is the man! oh yeah.. lmao he is the one who pointed his finger to damien…. and now he himself has a nice little record. hes a thief, a liar, and a true piece of shit. he would make an excellent witness now. hahaha so yeah go ahead take his view, you arent that much different from him. how many times do i have to say it to you jackasses! People dont just walk from deathrow with a new plea, how fucking dumb are you! this shit never happens especially if the prosecution isnt getting anything in return. especially if they are already convicted. but why now? why? because something isnt right here and whether you can admit or not… no matter what, the police failed on all accounts. even some of the victims’ parents agree with their innocence and if you are going to sit here and argue with logic of some of the real victims in this case. then we all know how awful this site really is. at least wm3 is lucky enough to have pam and byers take a step back and realize things just arent adding up. and if you talk shit about the true victims who still suffer their loss, then that is completely on you. i rest my case on this site. you people need to get over it and remove this site. damien jason and jessie are where they should be… free and living their life to the fullest. and just think, they were plead out to this free world on your dime. thanks for the fallacies of the police and prosecutors providing such a strong case which lacked substance. Besides it wouldnt have been four months. it was right for them not to risk damien’s life especially if freedom is thrown in their face.. you all really need to let this go.

    1. ” jessie didnt fail his polygraph”

      Dawn, you’re either a liar or very, very stupid.
      http://callahan.8k.com/images2/jm_polygraph.jpg

      “Damien didnt fail he couldnt take one because he had a heart condition.”

      You REALLY haven’t done your homework huh?
      http://callahan.8k.com/images/damiene/echols_poly1.jpg

      “why dont you learn about the case before you even go spewing off bs”

      You need to take your own advice.

      “dan i never said i didnt make mistakes”

      So far, that’s all you’ve done!

      “People dont just walk from deathrow with a new plea, how fucking dumb are you! this shit never happens especially if the prosecution isnt getting anything in return. especially if they are already convicted. but why now? why? because something isnt right here ”

      I agree that “something isn’t right here”. I really wonder if this little deal is even legal. The more I’ve read about it the more I’m starting to believe that Ellington is a supporter of these three murderers. It makes a whole lot more sense if he is.

      “the police failed on all accounts.”

      If the WM3 were never convicted you might have a point but, I guess not.

      “at least wm3 is lucky enough to have pam and byers take a step back and realize things just arent adding up.”

      Yeah, Pam has a vendetta against Terry Hobbs and Byers is a MORON who goes where the money is. Two model citizens right there.

      “if you talk shit about the true victims who still suffer their loss, then that is completely on you.”

      The “true victims” are named Michael, Christopher and Steven. It seems they’re always forgotten when supporters discuss this case.

      “and just think, they were plead out to this free world on your dime”

      Wrong. Go ask Peter Jackson, Eddie Vedder, Natalie Maines and Johnny Depp who put up the funds to free these assholes. Their freedom has Hollywood written all over it. They will all be held responsible when one of these bastards, God forbid, kill again.

      “thanks for the fallacies of the police and prosecutors providing such a strong case which lacked substance.”

      Two juries would disagree with you but, like most supporters, you’ve conveniently ignored that.

      “it was right for them not to risk damien’s life especially if freedom is thrown in their face”

      Damien was locked up in solitary on death row. His life was in no danger. But let’s overlook that in order to feel sorry for the guy and to make Baldwin look like a hero.

      “you all really need to let this go.”

      Sorry but it’s not gonna happen. Justice was NOT served to the victims and their families in this travesty of a deal. I have a feeling sites like this will get a lot more traffic as more and more people realize their mistake in supporting these three lowlifes.

  15. You know after reading the Exhibit500, big freaking deal. Many adolescents have problems, nothing to see here folks. BTW, they need to revise the Exhibit (because there are so many duplicate documents over and over again that it really isn’t 500 pages)
    It is very sad that 3 young males were sentenced to something that they did not commit. Thank goodness the prosecution came to their senses that they didn’t have any tangible evidence. It is our hope now that they find the real killer(s) and that the 3 “now men” who lost their youth to this tragedy that they will enjoy the rest of their life in peace.
    Also, we knew it was coming sometime down the road that some of these persons that spew hate need to have their Internet connections shut down and visit a few head doctors themselves.

    1. “You know after reading the Exhibit500, big freaking deal.”

      So, another supporter reads documented evidence and totally ignores it. Can’t say I’m surprised.

      “BTW, they need to revise the Exhibit (because there are so many duplicate documents over and over again that it really isn’t 500 pages)”

      Oh, wonderful. Let’s CRITICIZE the way the evidence is organized rather than deal with it on it’s own merit. Typical supporter bullshit.

      “It is very sad that 3 young males were sentenced to something that they did not commit.”

      It’s much sadder that 3 little boys were brutally murdered and thrown like garbage in a ditch but I guess you could care less about that.

      “Thank goodness the prosecution came to their senses that they didn’t have any tangible evidence.”

      So, because they accepted the Alford Plea, they have no case? It was the defense who boasted that they had evidence that would exonerate the WM3 and prove their innocence. I’m still waiting for that to happen.

      “It is our hope now that they find the real killer(s)”

      The real killers already pled guilty.

      “Also, we knew it was coming sometime down the road that some of these persons that spew hate need to have their Internet connections shut down and visit a few head doctors themselves.”

      See, we have this thing called “Freedom of Speech” in America. Don’t like it, get the hell out you whiny little fascist! I’m DONE with this idiot. I really can’t stand it when supporters like this refuse to take the blinders off and look at the case evidence logically. Look genius, your heroes killed three little boys and formulated this total COP OUT deal so they could walk. They also willingly pled GUILTY for Christ’s sake! I would tell you to wake up but there’s no use. Just shut up and enjoy your victory. I have a feeling it won’t be long though before one or all three of these monsters screw up and wind up back in the slammer.

  16. Yes Thomas, we all do feel for those 3 children, but you knew THAT already. Just stay tuned because something is coming down the pike and these innocent “men” will be exonerated.

    And lastly, when did having one’s head examined equate with the 1st Amendment? Freedom of Speech is alive and well.

    And who might I add has expressed that ‘we the supporters’ should “shut up”.. hummm? 1st Amendment Rights are not one-sided the last I heard.

    Just sit tight, keep your hands and arms inside the car until the ride comes to a complete stop!

    1. “Yes Thomas, we all do feel for those 3 children,”

      You feel for your heroes who killed those three children. Just admit that you idolize child murderers. It’s okay cause you have a lot of company.

      “Just stay tuned because something is coming down the pike and these innocent “men” will be exonerated.”

      Oh, something is “coming down the pike” huh? The defense team have been saying this for YEARS. They have nothing and you know it. If they really did they would have never pled guilty and come up with this Alford plea nonsense.

      “And lastly, when did having one’s head examined equate with the 1st Amendment?”

      Let’s refresh your memory:
      “some of these persons that spew hate need to have their Internet connections shut down”

      If that’s not wanting to silence the oppostition I don’t know what is. Nice attempt at a dodge though.

      “And who might I add has expressed that ‘we the supporters’ should “shut up”.. hummm?”

      Not all supporters, just you. Seriously, why are you even at a site called “WM3truth” when you could care less about the truth? You haven’t read through the Exhibit 500 or any of the other evidence at Callahan’s and you KNOW it. Feel free to ignore it all though. Like I said, enjoy the fact that your heroes are out even though they pled guilty to these murders.

  17. Take a deep breath Thomas, you are over-working (breath in out, in out..now don’t ya feel better now). Have a great day, week and years to come.

  18. I choose this documentary to my one of my finals on. Really wish I would of picked another topic. This has me almost borderline obsessive! With that said I honestly cannot say if the WM3 are guilty or innocent, I have my opinions and thoughts but that is all. If I was wrongly accused and actual evidence would find me innocent and had suffered all they say they suffered NO WAY would I take a plea deal I would take it to the end, after all it had been 18 years already and the state of Arkansas would pay and pay dearly.
    I do believe that certain directors took something and made a lot of money of the situation. And a lot of people are profiteering of this very sad situation at the present time. What I find most disturbing is the almost methodical way certain individuals have pointed at various family members as the “killer” of these poor little boys. They have to have a “bogey man” to keep the interest going, or better said keep the money rolling in!
    But really one man is going to do all of this in one afternoon? Think about it! How long where the boys missing that day? I can’t find an exact timeline from the moment they left school to being found in the woods.

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  21. I usually do not drop a lot of comments, but i did
    a few searching and wound up here Billy Sinclair on the West Memphis Three.
    And I do have 2 questions for you if it’s allright. Is it only me or does it look as if like a few of the remarks
    appear like coming from brain dead individuals? 😛 And,
    if you are posting at additional places, I’d like to follow anything fresh
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  22. This case has long been on my mind since i watched Devils Knot, obviously i wanted to find out more about the case so i did further research not just relying on the movie and documentaries, I am a criminal defence lawyer in Australia currently doing my Masters degree in Law so i understand the importance of research. I wasn’t about to write an opinion until i had done further research. I did watch Paradise Lost and West of Memphis but i also read the entire West Memphis Three Fact home page and other documents.
    At this stage i am not 100% convinced of their guilt. I believe there are crucial things that just don’t make sense and how do you explain those things away? A person i do greatly respect is FBI profiler John Douglas, his experience and reputation as a profiler is unprecedented and i took his opinion very seriously. What do you say about his profile that it was a lone killer and personal use kill and why do you think it should be discredited? I sincerely believe that if it is any man who can come close to the killer profile it is John Douglas. The list of cases he has worked on alone far surpassed that of the Arkansas Police department.
    I understand that the two hairs found at the crime scene matched the DNA profile of Hobbs and Jacoby and that it also matched Millions of other possible people but it did not match any of the WM3 and even though a lot of people believe it to have been second hand transference. I find it difficult to believe that a hair would remain on a shoe lace all that time without falling off, how could it have been lodged into one of the knots if it was second hand transference?
    I was surprised that the Bojangles incident was dismissed so easily on the WM3 facts homepage. How is it not significant that on the night the children were murdered that a man walked in to that restaurant covered in blood? just because he had a cast on his arm did not mean it was not significant. coincidence? The incompetence of the police astounds me, they didn’t even bother looking for the man and then they come back the next day take a scraping of the blood and “misplace” the sample and never test it! what if the blood had matched one of the boys? is it inconceivable that it could have? No.
    Misskelley confession:
    Only the last 45minutes of the interrogation was recorded? doesn’t anyone have a problem with this? where was his lawyer? what about his level of intelligence? There were so many things incorrect in his confession that he should have known if he had been three: I found this site helpful in listing all the things he got wrong in his confession:
    http://www.jivepuppi.com/case_for_innocence_misskelley.html
    Things such as Jesse saying the murders occurred in the daytime when they actually occurred at night, or that they tied up the boys with rope when the actual murderer used shoelaces is alarming.
    There are so many inconsistencies so many statements made by different people, some that now say they were completely fake statements but it didn’t seem to phase those people in 1993 that they were playing with peoples lives.
    The fake testimony of Vicki Hutcheson and her son, that is important when considering the investigation done into this case by the police. In Echols and Baldwin trial, the key piece of evidence against Baldwin was a jailhouse snitch, Michael Carson, who appeared shortly before the trial to say he overheard Baldwin confess. It cannot be denied that Carson did recant what he said, he had a criminal history and the Prosecution was still allowed to put him on the stand…shameful and then he comes out and says it was all a lie.
    There has been discussion on this page about Echols criminal history as lending credence to his guilt but what about one of the main pieces of evidence that convicted Baldwin, from a kid with a criminal record who was on drugs.
    In relation to some of the evidence stated on the WM3 facts home page. The fibres that were microscopically similar to a fibre from a shirt found at Echols residence and a robe found at Baldwins residence in my opinion is not very strong evidence to convict three people of murder, i also do not understand why the three experts who say the fibres do not match should not be credible just because they were working for the defence, on that reasoning the experts who said the fibres were similar that were working for the Prosecution could be equally questionable.
    The candle Wax: if it was never proved that the candle wax matched, why is it maintained that this is such an important piece of evidence? Is it really enough evidence to convict three people of murder? and is Echols the only person in Memphis who may have had a blue candle?
    The Knife: Is it odd that the police only took between 30-60min to find that knife in a lake of that size and knew exactly where to look and had the press present?
    DNA: i found it odd that the page seemed to ask the reader to lend weight to the DNA blood in relation to the necklace when it also asks the reader to disregard the DNA evidence in relation to Hobbs and Jacoby. If the DNA hair matched Hobbs and Jacoby but also matched the profile of millions of others, even though the blood on the necklace matched the profile of one of the victims couldn’t it also match millions of other people?
    I’m not trying to play devils advocate here but all this has been questions and thoughts on my mind.
    Yes two of the witnesses against Hobbs are convicted felons but so is Hobbs…Hobbs has a criminal record, violence among the offences, all I’m saying is this needs to at least be considered if criminal histories are one of the main indicators.
    Factors that i consider significant are; that Misskelley refused to testify against Echols and Baldwin at their trial, surely he had nothing to lose by doing so and getting a reduced sentence? the fact that Baldwin did not testify against Echols, why would he condemn himself to life imprisonment unless he was innocent?
    These are just questions i wonder about. Based on everything i have read i wonder if anyone will ever know what really happened or who really killed those poor boys but i believe the police really did not do justice in the way they handled the case.

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