Something to think about here. I think we can agree that within the course of this thread you have learned that you were mistaken about more than a few facts of the case, can't we? Can we just concede that one fact? That's not a rub-in, just an observation. So, that being the case, it may be a good thing for everyone to consider that there may be other important facts that they aren't aware of. Facts that may (or may not) exonerate some of these individuals of murder.First of all ,,, I wasn't the one bringing this up after all these years.. Roman was. And I said the same thing in an earlier post... this needs to be burried.. It's doing nothing but harming those that are left to pick up the pieces! If I was in agreement that some should be free..you would not have a problem would you? The judge Friday sentenced each on the other charges of Especially Aggravated Kidnapping (25 years in prison on each count), Aggravated Kidnapping (12 years on each count), and Theft (4 years in prison). Those sentences will run concurrently. My point is... even if they didn't all plead guilty they were all charged on the 2 counts of kidnapping and one count of theft....I don't know how you are family but if you are immediate ( mom, dad, brother, sister) I sympathize for you, but that doesn't change the facts.
Like Family stated, the West Memphis 3 case is very relevant here. If you were around then and listened to all the crazed, fear-driven news stories you would have believed without a shadow of a doubt that those 3 guys were guilty as sin and deserved to die a slow death. Heck, even after watching the first hour or so of the documentary "Paradise Lost" you're howling for their blood. But as the story unfolds you begin to see how wrong you were in thinking that.
The media is a powerful distortion tool.