West Memphis Murder Stories
THV 11 presented 'Lives Forever Changed: West Memphis Murders' in recognition of the 20th anniversary of the deaths of Stevie Branch, Christopher Byers, and Michael Moore.
To family and friends, the 8-year-old classmates were something far more than merely victims; they were children - whose personalities, smiles, and spirits will never die.
Twenty years ago, Echols never would have imagined his life would be the way it is now. After spending 18 years in solitary confinement, the 38-year-old is living in Salem, Massachusetts, a place geographically and ideologically far away from West Memphis.
Jason Baldwin, one of the men arrested, charged, and found guilty in the 1993 West Memphis murders, is now living in Seattle.
THV 11's Ashley Blackstone went to talk with him concerning the 20th anniversary of the West Memphis Murders, but Jessie ran away, not wanting to talk.
After spending more than 18 years in prison and being sentenced to death row, Damien Echols isn't quick to point blame on who he thinks committed the heinous murders of three eight-year-old boys in 1993.
Twenty years after the jarring deaths of Stevie Branch, Christopher Byers, and Michael Moore in West Memphis, one of their moms is fighting a legal battle to find the person or people responsible for her son's death.
There's no doubt the murders of 8-year-old Stevie Branch, Christopher Byers, and Michael Moore was a big story. But Stephanie Scurlock with WREG-TV in Memphis, Tennessee had no idea it would turn into a 20-year-long big story.
To mark the 20th anniversary of three West Memphis boys being reported missing and then found brutally murdered, a memorial at their former school, Weaver Elementary, is getting a face-lift.
On May 6, 1993, news crews from across Arkansas and Tennessee were in West Memphis, waiting on any new developments to the case of three missing 8-year-old boys.
A timeline of pertinent events in the West Memphis Murders, from 1993 to 2013.
The three videos attached to this story are from a trip THV 11's Dawn Scott took to visit Damien Echols in his new home of Salem Massachusetts.
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