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Devil's knot : the true story of the West Memphis three / Mara Leveritt.

Devil's knot : the true story of the West Memphis three / Mara Leveritt.
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364.1523 LEVE
Adult Non Fiction   Paddington . Available .  
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ISBN 0743417593
9781471131066 (paperback)
Author Leveritt, Mara author.
Title Devil's knot : the true story of the West Memphis three / Mara Leveritt.
Publisher/Date London : Simon & Schuster UK Ltd, 2014.
Pagination etc. 421 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 22 cm.
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references (p. [351]-404) and index.
Summary Note The guilty verdicts handed out to three Arkansas teens in a horrific capital murder case were popular in their home state -- even upheld on appeal. But after two HBO documentaries called attention to the witch-hunt atmosphere at the trials, artists and other supporters raised concerns about the accompanying lack of evidence. Now, award-winning journalist Mara Leveritt provides the most comprehensive look yet into this endlessly shocking case. For weeks in 1993, after the murders of three eight-year-old boys, police in West Memphis, Arkansas, seemed stymied. Then suddenly, detectives charged three teenagers -- alleged members of a satanic cult -- with the killings. Despite stunning investigative blunders, a confession riddled with errors, and an absence of physical evidence linking any of the accused to the crime, the teenagers were tried and convicted. Jurors sentenced Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley to life in prison. They sentenced Damien Echols, the accused ringleader, to death. Ten years later, all three remain in prison. Here, Leveritt unravels this seemingly medieval case and offers close-up views of its key participants, including one with an uncanny knack for evading the law...
Subject Murder -- Arkansas -- West Memphis -- Case studies
Juvenile homicide -- Arkansas -- West Memphis -- Case studies
Shelf Location 364.1523 LEVE
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