Category: Wrongful Conviction

The West Memphis Three

The West Memphis Three are three men who – while teenagers – were tried and convicted, in 1994, of the 1993 murders of three boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. Damien Echols was sentenced to death, Jessie Misskelley, Jr. was sentenced to life imprisonment plus two 20-year sentences, and Jason Baldwin was sentenced to life imprisonment. During the trial, the prosecution asserted that the children were killed as part of a Satanic ritual. The Crime Three eight-year-old boys—Steve […]

George Stinney Jr

George Stinney Jr. lived in the mill town of Alcolu in South Carolina, where whites and blacks were separated by railroad tracks. Stinney’s family lived in company housing until they were forced to move after his father, George Sr., was fired from the local lumber mill when his son was accused of bludgeoning two white girls to death. The Murders Of Betty June Binnicker And Mary Emma Thames According to court documents, on March 24, […]