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West Memphis 3 to be Released

If you haven't been following this story, don't miss the documentary, "Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills." Incidentally, the release comes after DNA evidence cleared the boys, who had been wrongfully convicted:

(Reuters) - Newly tested DNA evidence in the 1993 killings of three 8-year-old Cub Scouts in Arkansas has failed to link the crimes to the men convicted in the murders, including one on Death Row, advocates for the men said on Wednesday.

Well, now you see the problem. The DNA evidence didn't exonerate the boys. It merely estalished that no DNA of the boys was found at the crime scence. The unethical prosecutors who convicted the boys would argue, "Maybe the DNA was washed away. That inference alone does not justify a release."

Thus, the state is going to release the boys from prison if they falsely confess to the crime. The conviction remains a total outrage, although I'll wager the young men who were wrongfully convicted are pleased that their lawyers didn't go on strike.