Posted on January 12, 2012
Tonight at 9pm catch the conclusion of the award-winning trilogy that spawned a world-wide movement to overturn the conviction of three men in a murder case. Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jess Misskelley were known as the Memphis 3 and were involved in one of the most notorious child murder cases in U.S. History. This film chronicles stunning new developments to the case, culminating in the startling and unexpected conclusion when Echols (who was on Death Row), Baldwin and Misskelley (both serving life sentences) were released from prison after more than 18 years behind bars. “Almost 20 years and three films ago, HBO’s Sheila Nevins sent us on this journey to document the terrible murders of three innocent boys and the subsequent circus that followed the arrests and convictions of Echols, Baldwin, Misskelley,” says filmmaker Joe Berlinger. “To see our work culminate in the righting of this tragic miscarriage of justice is more than a filmmaker could ask for.” Here is a little back story if you missed the first two episodes in the series. On May 5, 1993, the bodies of three eight-year-old boys were found next to a muddy creek in the wooded Robin Hood Hills area of West Memphis, Ark. A month later, Echols, Misskelley and Damien were arrested and later convicted of brutally raping, mutilating and killing the eight-year-old boys. Their trials were laced with innuendoes of satanic worship, emotionally charged statements and allegations of coerced confessions, the defendants were convicted, despite a lack of physical evidence linking them to the crime. With the support of HBO producer Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky followed the story for almost two decades. They assumed they were making a film about guilty teenagers, as the local media was reporting that it was an open and shut case. However by the time the trials were over, Berlinger and Sinofsky were convinced they had just witnessed a huge injustice. Tune into HBO tonight at 9pm and see the conclusion to ‘Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory’. To learn more about adding HBO to your list of satellite TV programming visit us at DISH-Systems.com or call (866)989-3474. Do you think they were wrongly accused?