The West Memphis Three: Past, Present and Future

The West Memphis Three: Past, Present and Future

West Memphis Three Panel Discussion

8.24.2011

West Memphis Three Panel Discussion

Pat Benca, attorney for Damien Echols
Scott Ellington, prosecuting attorney who negotiated the plea bargain
Blake Hendrix, attorney for Jason Baldwin
Mara Leveritt, Arkansas Times contributing editor and author of “Devil’s Knot”
Capi Peck, leader of Arkansas Take Action, which fought for exoneration of the WM3
Jeff Rosenzweig, attorney for Jessie Misskelley Jr.

In partnership with the Arkansas Times, the Clinton School hosts a panel discussion featuring key players in the legal battle that culminated August 19, 2011 with a plea bargain to release Jason Baldwin, Damien Echols and Jessie Misskelley, Jr., who served more than 17 years in prison after being convicted of murdering three young boys in West Memphis, Ark. Known as the "West Memphis Three," Baldwin, Echols and Misskelley long maintained their innocence and gained national attention to their fight for exoneration.