WM3 Request for New Trial Denied | The Hoglawyer

Thursday, September 11, 2008

WM3 Request for New Trial Denied

Posted By on Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 10:48 AM

I don't think I've ever posted anything about the so-called West Memphis 3 case. I recently read the book and it raised lots of questions that have no answers. Had I been on one of the juries, I probably would have been left feeling there was at least reasonable doubt and therefore could not have voted to convict. Then again, I have very strong problems with the death penalty, and although I'm not for banning it altogether, my feelings would probably have kept me from serving on a death penalty qualified jury to begin with. Yesterday Craighead County Circuit Judge David Burnett denied the request for a new trial. When I get some more time I'll try to explain in depth how you get a new trial based on new evidence or DNA evidence in Arkansas.

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