West of Memphis: New Film Defends Killers

by William Ramsey – (henrymakow.com) Feb 23, 2013

On December 25th, 2012 supporters of the West Memphis Three released a new documentary about the ritual murders of three young boys on the evening of May 5th, 1993 in West Memphis, Arkansas.  Three teenagers, Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Miskelley were arrested and convicted of the heinous crime in 1994. After a concerted public effort by a well-funded group of supporters, the three convicted killers were released from prison in 2011.
[In 1996, a three-part documentary film, Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills, Paradise Lost 2: Revelations, and Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, directed by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky have documented this case and were strongly critical of the verdict. A feature film is in production for release in time for Halloween 2013.]
 Damien Echols, the central figure in the murders, maintains his innocence in his recent book Life After Death and in the latest (2012) movie West of Memphis.  Funded by Lord of the Rings filmmaker Peter Jackson and directed by Amy Berg, the film West of Memphis lists Damien Echols as a co-producer.  Peter Jackson boasted about the money he spent hiring investigators in support of the convicted killers.1
Of Jackson, David Bay wrote the following:  “When I viewed The Lord of the Rings, I was filled almost immediately with the most unbelievable sense of deep, pervasive Satanism. Almost immediately, I was filled with the greatest foreboding I have ever sensed, and throughout the movie, I felt a great, great power of evil emanating from the screen. This movie is far more Satanic and pure evil than Harry Potter.”

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