Baldwin To Appeal 1993 West Memphis Slayings Conviction

    4:51 PM, Sep 23, 2008   |    comments
    Jason Baldwin, Jessie Misskelley, Damien Echols (left to right)
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    Michelle Grilletta, an assistant to Judge David Burnett, says Jason Baldwin will attend a hearing focused on whether he received adequate legal representation during his 1994 trial in Jonesboro.

    The hearing comes after Burnett dismissed an appeal by Damien Echols, one of the other men convicted in the slaying. Jessie Misskelley, the third man convicted, has made a similar claim.

    Baldwin, now 31, was convicted of capital murder in the deaths of 8-year-olds Steve Branch, Michael, Moore, and Christopher Byers. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

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