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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 19:09:00

Bill filed to end the death penalty

Sen David Burnett has introduced a bill to end capital punishment in Arkansas.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 11:28:00

Gov. Mike Beebe will not pardon the West Memphis Three

Gov. Mike Beebe, citing procedural reasons, said he couldn't grant executive clemency to the West Memphis Three before he left office even if he was inclined to do so. What's more, none has sought a pardon.

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 10:08:00

Petition drive started to convince Beebe to pardon the WM3

Mara Leveritt passes along information about a new change.org petition drive asking Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe to pardon Jessie Misskelley, Damien Echols and Jason Baldwin before his term as governor comes to an end.

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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 10:43:00

Mara Leveritt answers: Could the West Memphis Three case happen today?

We're kicking off a new series today called Answers, where we ask interesting folks a series of questions and post their answers in short videos. On a busy week, Mara Leveritt was gracious enough to be our first interview subject. She's, of course, the author of "Devil's Knot" and the forthcoming "Dark Spell." She's also likely had her byline in the pages of the Times longer than anyone else. Tonight, she'll celebrate the premiere of the film adaption of "Devil's Knot" at the Ron Robinson Theater.

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 12:54:00

Ron Robinson to premiere 'Devil's Knot' — UPDATE: SOLD OUT

The Ron Robinson Theater will host the U.S. premiere of the film adaptation of Times contributing editor Mara Leveritt's book, "Devil's Knot." The screening, co-sponsored by the Central Arkansas Library System, the Little Rock Film Festival and the Arkansas Times, is scheduled for Saturday, May 3.

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013 - 12:51:00

WM3's Baldwin announces Kickstarter for new memoir project, engagement to long-time girlfriend.

Two pieces of happy news this morning from Jason Baldwin of the West Memphis 3: He got engaged to long-time girlfriend Holly Ballard, an

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 13:51:00

Echols in Salon: Teaching meditation

Damien Echols writes in an article published in Salon today that his meditation practice kept him sane in prison and was, though he didn't know it, preparing him for his life after Death Row ("sometimes I thought I was just getting ready to die," he writes).

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 06:49:00

Help sought for memorial to victims in West Memphis 3 case

May 5 will mark the 20th anniversary of the slayings of three Arkansas children in what would come to be known internationally as the West Memphis Three case.

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013 - 12:53:54

Roger Ebert: Four stars for 'West of Memphis'

Roger Ebert gives a strong review to 'West of Memphis,' on the West Memphis Three murder case.

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - 15:45:16

The Republican tax increase open line

The line is open for those not watching football. But there is news:

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 14:01:48

Jason Baldwin talks about 'Paradise Lost' at 'Cameras' event

Jason Baldwin, Holly Ballard and Mara Leveritt participated in a panel discussion last night at the Argenta Community Theater.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 13:20:02

Hearing underway on request for West Memphis Three evidence

Mara Leveritt reports from West Memphis and a hearing on a suit seeking access to police material in the West Memphis Three murder case: Circuit Judge Victor Hill said this morning that he will take under advisement two important issues concerning freedom of information in Arkansas and issue a ruling early next week.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 17:39:13

Jason Baldwin to Little Rock in December

He'll appear at two Arkansas Times-sponsored events along with 'Paradise Lost' filmmaker Joe Berlinger and 'Devil's Knot' author Mara Leveritt.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 11:58:21

Free screenings set of West Memphis Three documentary

A series of free screenings are set in Arkansas and Tennessee for "West of Memphis," the new documentary on the West Memphis Three murder case.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 16:39:55

Ellington added to West Memphis 3 FOI case

Mara Leveritt reports on a legal development in the ongoing West Memphis Three case. Two parents of children murdered in West Memphis in 1993 still have not been granted access to evidence relating to those murders, despite a lawsuit against local officials and state claims that the case is closed.

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 11:09:37

New fiber analysis results in WM3 case

Blake Hendrix, attorney for Jason Baldwin, has forwarded a copy of a letter he and co-counsel John T. Philipsborn sent to Second Judicial District Prosecutor Scott Ellington two days ago outlining the results of some of the most extensive fiber-analysis ever conducted on materials collected during the investigation of the murders of three 8-year-old boys in West Memphis in May 1993.

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 10:44:03

Damien Echols responds to Baldwin

On Tuesday, The Arkansas Blog reported on passages from "Life After Death," the new memoir by Damien Echols, that look very much like Echols throwing Baldwin under the bus over Baldwin's brief stand against accepting the Alford Plea that freed the three men because it would require them to plead guilty.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 18:03:00

UPDATE II: Echols blasts Baldwin in new book

We got an advance copy of Damien Echols' new book "Life After Death" (due Sep. 18 from Blue Rider Press) the other day, and probably shouldn't have read the ending first.

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Saturday, August 18, 2012 - 12:01:29

Rainy day open line

Talk, talk, talk

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 14:22:23

One year free, WM3 still seeking exoneration

The anniversary of the release of the West Memphis Three is just about upon us, and their supporters have sent out a reminder that that a $200,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction remains on the table, and West Memphis Three supporters continue to maintain a tip-line

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