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Updates on the West Memphis Three (WM3)


The West Memphis Three (WM3) are three young men who were accused of murdering three children in the 1990s. Since that time, Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Miskelley have been in prison in Arkansas. Their fight for a fair trial has been an ongoing issue of interest to many Wiccans and Pagans, because at the time of their conviction, Echols was accused of practicing "black magic" and engaging in Satanic rituals. Here are some of the headlines we've seen here at Pagan/Wiccan About.com regarding the West Memphis Three.

February 11, 2012: Depp Options Film Rights on WM3 Story

January 20, 2012: New Evidence Could Implicate Hobbs

August 19, 2011: Judge Frees Echols, Baldwin & Misskelley

August 18, 2011: Could Freedom be on the Way for WM3?

March 19, 2011: New Evidentiary Hearing Ordered

Jan. 14, 2011: Echols Hoping for Freedom

Nov. 4, 2010: Hearing Granted in Arkansas

Sept. 29, 2010: New Echols Interview on AC360

Feb. 24, 2010: Depp Joins WM3 Support

Dec. 17, 2009: Dixie Chick Case Dismissed

Sept. 5, 2009: Is Arkansas Breaking its Own Rules?

Aug. 17, 2009: Witness Recants 1994 Testimony

Aug. 12, 2009: Forensic Evidence Back to Court

March 27, 2009: Echols Files for New Trial

Dec. 5, 2008: Dixie Chick Sued Over Blog Comments

Nov. 19, 2008: New Echols Interview

Sept. 26, 2008: Judge Recuses Himself from Case

Sept. 15, 2008: Judge Rejects New Evidence

Sept. 10, 2008: Echols Hearing Postponed

Aug. 12, 2008: Evidentiary Hearing Scheduled for September

April 16, 2008: WM3 Judge Wants to See Case Concluded

Dec. 31, 2007: Echols Case Could Bring About End of Death Row

Dec. 20, 2007: Echols Interview Available Online

Dec. 17, 2007: Damien Echols Talks to Larry King

Dec. 12, 2007: Dixie Chick Joins in WM3 Support

Nov. 3, 2007: Byers' Dad Supports Echols

Oct. 30, 2007: New Motion for Damien Echols

July 23, 2007: Branch's Mom Questions WM3 Convictions

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