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West Memphis, Arkansas / "West Memphis Three" #1005380

NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 19, 2011
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(Studio: Harry Smith) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) The release from prison of the "West Memphis Three," who were convicted of murdering 3 Cub Scouts in West Memphis, Arkansas in 1993, featured; scenes shown of Damien Echols†, Jessie Misskelley†† and Jason Baldwin†; photos shown of the victims; excerpt shown from the documentary “Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills”; details given about the deal that required them to plead guilty. [BALDWIN – says Echols had it worse.] [ECHOLS – says he did it for me.] [Victims’ fathers John Mark BYERS†, Steve BRANCH†- offer differing opinions on the release.]

Smith, Harry;
Williams, Pete

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