Par­adise Lost Tril­ogy

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In 1993, the bod­ies of three 8-year- old boys were found naked and tied up with shoelaces in a drainage ditch in West Mem­phis, Arkansas.

At the height of the so- called Sa­tanic panic in 1990s Amer­ica, the po­lice and ter­ri­fied lo­cals were con­vinced the boys had been mur­dered in a Sa­tanic rit­ual.

Sus­pi­cion fell upon mis­fit teenagers Damien Echols, Ja­son Bald­win and Jessie Misskel­ley, who were all heavy- metal mu­sic fans.

Af­ter their ar­rests, the West Mem­phis Three, as they came to be known, were found guilty, with Bald­win and Misskel­ley sen­tenced to life, and Echols sen­tenced to death.

But, as this tril­ogy of doc­u­men­taries points out, there was much more to this case than met the eye.

Were the West Mem­phis Three re­ally to blame for these hor­ri­fy­ing mur­ders?

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