Honestly, we all lived through this horrible time in our own way and got through it differently, so now I guess we all have a different way of healing.Jason Baldwin of the West Memphis Three • Discussing his life and the life of his two friends, one year after being released from prison. Baldwin, Jessie Misskelley and Damien Echols went to prison in 1993, convicted of murdering three young boys on weak evidence, and got out last year as part of a deal that allowed them to proclaim their innocence while pleading guilty. Since then, their lives have taken dramatic — albeit separate — turns, with various film projects and books projects being made around their lives and the difficult circumstances that put them in prison for nearly two decades. Nobody knows who killed the three boys on that day — but it most likely wasn’t them.
Although I am innocent, this plea is in my best interest.Jessie Miskelley Jr., one of the West Memphis Three • Explaining why he essentially pleaded guilty to get out of jail. It’s believed that the prosecution would’ve had enough evidence to convict them, so the plea deal was in their best interest — but none of the three seem to be happy about having to plead guilty to be free. As a condition of the plea deal, the trial will remain on probation for ten years, and if they re-offend they’ll have to go to prison for another ten years. So what do you think — was justice served? source (via • follow)