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Story of justice gone awry revisited in documentary 'West of Memphis'

Jessie Misskelley is led to a transport car on Feb. 4, 1994, after being convicted of murder in the 1993 slayings of three West Memphis boys.
Jessie Misskelley is led to a transport car on Feb. 4, 1994, after being convicted of murder in the 1993 slayings of three West Memphis boys.
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The saga of the “West Memphis Three” reaches a thrilling if somewhat anticlimactic conclusion in “West of Memphis,” a documentary financed by Peter (“Lord of the Rings”) Jackson and directed by Amy Berg. Berg, who directed the damning Catholic priests and child abuse documentary “Deliver Us From Evil,” pulls together a riveting story built on one of the most notorious murder cases of recent history. In 1993, three very young boys were murdered and dumped ...


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