Did anyone catch the 48 hours special on Saturday night which focused on the brutal 1993murders in Arkansas of 3 young boys. The story has been the subject of a few books and documentaries, but I had never heard about it before. I was interested because the 3 boys would be my same age today if they were alive. The case is interesting because there were charges of it being a satanic murder and the local authorities seem to have really botched the case. A host of celebs including Johnny Depp and Natalie Manes are speaking out on behalf of the 3 men in prison. I usually do not like either of them but after watching the episode, I share the belief that the case was botched. Trutv goes into really good detail on the case: trutv.com/library/crime/notorious_murders/famous/memphis/index_1.html
For those of you that watched 48 hours, what did you think? I thought that 48 hours was very biased in favor of the men in jail, almost to a fault (for instance they did not report that the satanic charges against one of the charged men were true, he was an occultist and drank human blood, etc). Yet I still agree that justice was not served. My own suspicion is that one of the boys (and possibly one of the friends) was a victim of sexual abuse by his step-father and the step-father needed to get rid of him because the mom had spoken with the school about suspecting the abuse.
Here is a link to the program, you can watch the full episode online as well: