Damien Echols

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'West Memphis Three' Go Free After 18 Years

They strike deal with prosecutors in 1993 murders

(Newser) - Three men in Arkansas imprisoned 18 years for murders they insist they didn't commit struck a deal with prosecutors today and will walk out of jail, reports the Commercial Appeal . The West Memphis Three—Damien Echols, 36, Jason Baldwin, 34, and Jessie Misskelley, 36—actually pleaded guilty to the... More »

Dixie Chicks Sued for Libel in Murder Case

Lead singer accused plaintiff of murdering 3 boys

(Newser) - Outspoken country music stars the Dixie Chicks are being sued for libel and defamation by the stepfather of one of three 8-year-old Arkansas boys murdered 15 years ago. Plaintiff Terry Hobbs claims Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines accused him of the murders at a Little Rock rally in support... More »

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