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Devil's knot: the true story of the West Memphis three

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[Audiobook CD Library Edition in vinyl case] The guilty verdicts handed out to three Arkansas teens in a horrific capital murder case were popular in their home state--even upheld on appeal. But after two HBO documentaries called attention to the witch-hunt atmosphere at the trials, artists and other supporters raised concerns about the accompanying lack of evidence. Now, award-winning journalist Mara Leveritt provides the most comprehensive look yet into this endlessly shocking case.
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9780743417617
9781483072739
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Full title devil s knot the true story of the west memphis three
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display_description *SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING REESE WITHERSPOON AND COLIN FIRTH *

The West Memphis Three. Accused, convicted…and set free. Do you know their story?
In 2011, one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in American legal history was set right when Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley were released after eighteen years in prison. Award-winning journalist Mara Leveritt’s The Devil’s Knot remains the most comprehensive, insightful reporting ever done on the investigation, trials, and convictions of three teenage boys who became known as the West Memphis Three. 
For weeks in 1993, after the murders of three eight-year-old boys, police in West Memphis, Arkansas seemed stymied. Then suddenly, detectives charged three teenagers—alleged members of a satanic cult—with the killings. Despite the witch-hunt atmosphere of the trials, and a case which included stunning investigative blunders, a confession riddled with errors, and an absence of physical evidence linking any of the accused to the crime, the teenagers were convicted. Jurors sentenced Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley to life in prison and Damien Echols, the accused ringleader, to death. The guilty verdicts were popular in their home state—even upheld on appeal—and all three remained in prison until their unprecedented release in August 2011.
With close-up views of its key participants, this award-winning account unravels the many tangled knots of this endlessly shocking case, one which will shape the American legal landscape for years to come.
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subject_facet Baldwin, Jason, Children -- Crimes against -- United States -- Case studies, Echols, Damien, Judicial error, Juvenile homicide -- United States -- Case studies, Misskelley, Jason, Murder -- Arkansas -- West Memphis -- Case studies, Trials (Murder) -- Arkansas -- West Memphis
title_display Devil's knot : the true story of the West Memphis three
title_full Devil's Knot The True Story of the West Memphis Three, Devil's knot : the true story of the West Memphis three / Mara Leveritt
title_short Devil's knot :
title_sub the true story of the West Memphis three
topic_facet Baldwin, Jason, Case studies, Children, Crimes against, Echols, Damien, Judicial error, Juvenile homicide, Law, Misskelley, Jason, Murder, Nonfiction, Trials (Murder), True Crime