Originally Posted by Headman
This will turn political the moment I say they should have executed them years ago. So I won't say that.
why would it be political to discuss the case. were all adults here i'm sure we could talk about the facts without it getting to heated.
personally i'm not 100% sure there innocent, but i think given what i've read and seen the past 15 years i think there's a strong chance they didn't do it. which means there's reasonable doubt and they shouldn't have been found guilty.
there's strong evidence that they didn't do it. dna found at the scene didn't match any of the 3 suspects. and the dna that was recovered matched a stepfather of one the murdered kids. there was also dna found belonging to that said stepfather's best friend, and the pair were seen together that day.
there were also witnesses that saw the stepfather with the 3 kids on the day they died after the stepfather said he had not seen them all day. also there was jury tampering.
the things that still bother me are what would be the motive for the stepfather for killing his stepson and the other 2 boys. they didn't get along but it's still and extreme action to take. unless he snapped and then killed his stepson and had to cover things but not leaving any witnesses.
also, damien echols spent time in a mental hospital before the murders. the reason being he reportedly planned to have a baby with his girlfriend for the sole purpose to scarifice the baby to satan. though that seems too far fetched.
in the end the evidence is too strong for me believe to that they did it. though i'm not 100% but if there's reasonable doubt they should be free and they are now: 'West Memphis 3' freed in child killings after 18 years - CNN.com