Eye on Arkansas Aug. 24, 2011 

Eye on Arkansas Aug. 24, 2011
  • Brian Chilson
  • IN THE SPOTLIGHT: All eyes were on Jonesboro last week as the West Memphis Three were released from prison. The case has drawn worldwide interest. Here, John Mark Byers, adopted father of murder victim Christopher Byers, speaks to the media prior to the hearing. Byers said he believes the West Memphis Three are innocent and the unusual plea bargain did not mean justice was served.

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