West Memphis Three Case - Document Archive [most comprehensive source of information on the case]

West Memphis Three (Wikipedia)

The West Memphis Three (TruTV)

New York Times Review of Books, "The Nightmare of the West Memphis Three"

Arkansas Times: 'Timeline of events in the West Memphis Three Case'

Midsouth justice: The Case of the West Memphis Three

The Robin Hood Hills Murders(

West Memphis Three stories (The Commercial Appeal)

Three at Last! (


Day, Greg. Untying the Knot: John Mark Byers and the West Memphis Three (2012).
Echols, Damien. Life After Death (2012).
Echols, Damien. Almost Home: My Life Story, Volume 1 (2005).
Leveritt, Mara. Devil's Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three (2003).
Savory, Brett Alexander (and M.W. Anderson and Clive Barker). The Last Pentacle of the Sun: Writings in Support of the West Memphis 3 (2004).


Devil's Knot (2013).
Directed by Atom Egoyan. Starring Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth.

Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996).
Directed by: Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (HBO)
Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2001).
Directed by: Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky
Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (HBO)
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2012).
Directed by: Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (HBO)
Huffington Post: Interview with Paradise Lost Director Joe Berlinger

NY Times: 'Films Clash Over Access in Crime Case'

Huffington Post: Revisiting the Crime Scene: West of Memphis and Paradise Lost Trilogy

News Video

CBS News '48 Hours Mystery: West Memphis 3: Free'

ABC News: ''West Memphis Three': Inside the Case'

Fox News: ''West Memphis Three' Free After 18 Years'


Daily News (5/10/1993): 'Police scrambling for leads after three boys found slain'

NY Times (6/5/1993): '3 Arkansas Youths Are Held In Slayings of 3 8-Year-Olds'

Daily News (6/9/1993): 'Teen describes killings'

Observer-Reporter (1/27/1994): 'Murder trial opens in deaths of 3 boys'

Times Daily (2/4/1994): 'Jury gets West Memphis slaying case'

NY Times (2/5/1994): 'Youth is Convicted In Slaying of 3 Boys In an Arkansas City'

The Argus-Press (3/19/1994): 'Teenagers convicted of killing three 8-year-olds'

NY Times (3/19/1994): 'Two Teen-Agers Convicted Of Killing 3 Arkansas Boys'

Arkansas Online (3/20/1994): 'Judge sentences Echols to die, Baldwin to Life'

NY Times (3/20/1994): 'Death Penalty Recommended for Teen-Ager'

The Albany Herald (3/20/1994): 'Teen gets death for 3 murders'

St. Petersburg Times (1/27/1994): 'Trial in cult deaths of 3 boys begins'

NY Times (10/30/2007): 'Defense Offers New Evidence in a Murder Case That Shocked Arkansas'

ABC News (11/1/2007): 'Father of Victim to Convicted Killer: 'I'm Here for You''

NY Times (10/11/2009): 'Torn by 3 Lost Boys and 3 Convicted Youths '

Fox News (9/30/2010): 'Court hears appeal in 'West Memphis Three' case'

Arkansas News (11/4/2010): 'High court orders new hearings for West Memphis Three'

My Fox Memphis (8/19/2011): 'West Memphis Three Released, Given Time Served for Murders'

Arkansas Online (8/19/2011): 'Plea reached in West Memphis murders'

NY Times (8/19/2011): 'Deal Frees 'West Memphis Three' in Arkansas'

The Albany Herald (Jan 26, 1994): "Murder Trial to Beging Today"

Daily News (Jan 27, 1994): "Trial of Teen Accused in Boys' Kiling Opens"

The Victoria Advocate (Jan 27, 1994): "Teen on Trial in Boys' Slayings"

Daily News (Mar 14, 1994): "Trial in triple-murder case continues"

Times Daily (Mar 19, 1994): "Teens convicted of murder in "satanic" deaths of boys"

The Free Lance-Star (Mar 19, 1994): "Teens found guilty in boys' slayings"

Arkansas Online (March 18, 1994): "Fate of 2 in hands of jurors"

Digital Journal (MAR 10, 2007): "DNA testing update due for Damien Echols of The West Memphis Three"

CNN (November 8, 2007): Defense: 'New evidence may clear 'West Memphis Three'

CNN (December 28, 2009): "Victims' parents remain divided over West Memphis 3 case"

This Just In Blogs (August 19th, 2011): "How can West Memphis 3 walk free?"

Nolo Blog (08/19/2011):"‘West Memphis 3’ Freed: What is an Alford Plea?"

The Daily Beast (08/21/2011):"How the West Memphis Three Got Out"

DAILY MAIL (28 March 2013):"New possible suspects named in the brutal 1993 West Memphis murders of three cub scouts - including one of the boy's stepfathers"

NY Books (Apr 4, 2013):"The Nightmare of the West Memphis Three"

Hufflington Post (03/29/2013): "Pam Hicks, Mother Of West Memphis Three Victim, Names New ‘Suspects’ In Affidavit"

Huffington Post (06/22/12): "Pam Hicks, Mother Of 'West Memphis Three' Victim Steve Branch, Files Suit"

HuffPost (10/26/2012): "West Memphis Three: 'West Of Memphis' Documentary Prompts Investigation"