Has anyone ever seen any of the Paradise Lost documentries on HBO? There were three and the first one came out in 1995 or 1996 i think. There is a new film called West of Memphis which came out yesterday. This one was made by Damien Echols who was released from prison in 2011. For anyone who doesn't know the story, i'll try to sum it up. Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jesse Misskelly, Jr were all 16 or 17 years old when they were arrested for the murder of three eight year old boys named Michael Moore, Steven Branch, and Christopher Byers in West Memphis Arkansas. They were all found guilty twice and received life in prison except Damien. He got the death penalty. The HBO documentries were filmed over the course of their 18 years in prison and pretty biased. Not only HBO, but many celebrities and people all over the US have been claiming their innocence for all these years. They all think that this trial was a witch hunt and the boys were convicted based on their interest in heavy metal music, wearing black, and being a little different from all the other teenagers. It's also been said that there was no evidence there to convict them. The Arkansas Police Department maintain to this day that there was plenty of evidence to convict these three and it's available for anyone to read online. They said that the HBO documentries never mentioned any of this evidence and it had nothing to do with wearing black or rock music. I looked it up and they were right. They had plenty of evidence to work with. I'm still not 100% sure what to believe. There is so much to this case and people's opinions vary. Since this is a case of teenage boys and being different, i thought it fit in here. I'm not comparing them to school shooters, but there could be a few similarities. What does everyone think? Guilty or not?