West Memphis 3: How to extract a tainted confession | Arkansas Blog

Sunday, February 26, 2012

West Memphis 3: How to extract a tainted confession

Posted By on Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 7:50 AM

Here's an interesting analysis from the New York Law School project on law and journalism about Jessie Misskelley's confession in the West Memphis 3 case. Many others have examined the flaws in the hours-long police questioning of Misskelley that produced — mostly unrecorded — an evolving story that finally fit the outline investigators wanted it to fit. It was the critical piece of evidence in the arrest and conviction of three men, now free.

First, the background.

Then, at this link, the legal analysis that because of his age and cognitive disabilities his interrogation was unconstitutional.

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