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So I'll be perfectly honest, I hadn't been keeping up with the news of this West Memphis Three trial.

But I came across it early today and I have not been able to stop reading all these articles on how the crimes transpired.

From what I gather, the three men admitted to murdering three boy scouts but because DNA testing was not available when they were convicted in 1994, they were sentenced.


Then in 2007, DNA evidence showed the men had not been at the scene. Since then, a movement to free the men was ignited. Even several celebrities like Johnny Depp believed they should be free.

It's called the Alford Plea, but to me, it's called a loophole in U.S. justice system.

I'm not sure how three men who admitted to brutally murdering three boys can get away free just because of DNA evidence.

Is that to say I can kill someone, yell at the top of my lungs that I killed them, and then get away if not enough evidence supports it?

To be honest, I'm not sure. But I've developed enough interest in this case that tonight I'm doing some true crime book searches on the West Memphis Three. I'd love to read some books on the case.

I may have nightmares, but it's definitely an intriguing case.

What are your thoughts? Do you think the men should have been freed? Let me know your thoughts by commenting on this story, e-mailing me at or calling me at 361-580-6504.