Henry Rollins wrote on LA Weekly’s music blog about the release of the West Memphis Three (Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin). He talks about knowing of the news before it happened, how he got involved with the falsely imprisoned group, and other details about the case. Read more and see the trailer for the new Paradise Lost 3 below:
For those of you who have been following the West Memphis Three case for so many years, you perhaps saw the news from a couple of weeks ago that sent you reeling: Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin were set free after serving more than 18 years in prison.
If you are not familiar with this agonizing — yet simultaneously fascinating — case, I encourage you to learn about it. It is the perfect tragedy. In 1993, three 8-year-old boys were found dead in a secluded area of West Memphis, Ark. With no physical evidence and a very suspect confession, three teenage boys were found guilty of the murders in a trial that was the stuff of bad television.
In the meantime, Paradise Lost 3 will premiere at the New York Film Festival and Hampton Film Festival with new footage (including a new ending) this Fall. It will air on HBO I think in November, if not a little later than that. Here’s the trailer for that: