Who are the West Memphis Three? 

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'This is a deep story'
John Mark Byers contemplates the deaths of first his son and now his wife.
By Mara Leveritt

March 24, 2000
Kids, cops and confessions
If you're under 18 in Arkansas, you can't buy a beer, a cigarette or a Playboy, but you can waive your constitutional rights.
By Mara Leveritt

April 21, 2000
Hear no evil
Musicians rock for closer look at West Memphis murder case.
By Mara Leveritt

The Evil Powers of Rock 'n' Roll: Reflections on music, theater, and crime
It is no longer uncommon, for instance, for defense lawyers to claim that a song or fictional character influenced a defendant accused of a crime.
By Mara Leveritt

October 4, 2002
Devilish questions
Nine years later, a reporter is still searching for important answers about medical evidence in the notorious West Memphis murders.
By Mara Leveritt

'Medically defeated'
After a victim's mother dies, the ME admits he's stymied.
By Mara Leveritt

The facts of a dark fairy tale
Leveritt illuminates the case of the West Memphis Three.
By David Koon

January 9, 2004
The architect and the inmate
Public for the first time, the woman who married Damien Echols discusses their relationship. By Mara Leveritt

October 7, 2004
Complete fabrication A crucial witness says her testimony in the West Memphis Three case wasn't true, but a product of police pressure to get results in the death of three children.
by Tim Hackler

‘What I did was wrong’
The evolution of a critical story.
By Tim Hackler

‘They messed with my words’
Today, Aaron Hutcheson isn’t sure what he saw.
By Tim Hackler

April 22, 2010
‘Not a soul in there’
John Fogleman asked juries to sentence three teens to death. Now voters will judge his career.
By Mara Leveritt

West Memphis 3 2011

Other coverage

July 18, 2011
New DNA tests exclude West Memphis 3
A new court filing provides information on new DNA testing on evidence in the West Memphis Three murder cases.
By Max Brantley

June 3, 2011
Video interviews with 'Paradise Lost' filmmaker Joe Berlinger, Mara Leveritt, Capi Peck and Lorri Davis
On the early news coverage and the reaction to "Paradise Lost" in Arkansas.
By Gerard Matthews

January 15, 2011
Video interview with Jason Baldwin
Police knew Jessie was innocent despite his confession, Baldwin says.
By David Koon and Brian Chilson

November 11, 2010
What next for WM3?
Key ruling will require much more time.
by Gerard Matthews

November 4, 2010
New hearings ordered in W. Memphis 3 case
The state Supreme Court has ordered a new circuit court evidentiary hearing on Damien Echols' appeal of his conviction and death sentence in the West Memphis Three case. It issued similar orders for co-defendants Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley, both serving life sentences.
By Max Brantley

October 7, 2010
Original intent Former lawmaker says law favors new trial.
by Gerard Matthews and Mara Leveritt

September 12, 2003
Ryder to the rescue
Winona headlines celebs at art show for West Memphis Three.
By Stephen Lemons


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