After 18 long years in prison, murder suspects: Damien Echols, Jesse Misskelley Jr., and Jason Baldwin known as, “The West Memphis Three” were free from prison, after the judge accepted their plea for their release. On May 5th, 1993, the three suspects murdered three boys, but they maintained their innocence and said they didn’t do it ever since. The reason this story relates to music is because these guys wore all black and were big fans of heavy metal music.
Read more on the story, here.
Well, after 18 years in prison, and now they’re on the outside, they’ll have to get used to freedom. They won’t be used to it, trust me. It’s very difficult for people getting out of prison after so many years, and then they have to re-build their lives. It’s going to be a long and difficult journey to get their lives back together.
So the question do you have to ask is this. Do I agree with them being let out?
No. I don’t agree with it. It’s not justice for their victims and their families. Who knows they’ll do it again after this. I don’t trust them being out.
A lot of people would think it’s great news and maybe exciting, but honestly, I find it pretty scary as hell. If I was part of their victim’s families, I would have been outraged as hell.
Read the full story on the “West Memphis Three” case here at wikipedia.