Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills movie review

There are 20 comments on the Examiner.com story from Aug 22, 2011, titled Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills movie review. In it, Examiner.com reports that:

Controversial court decisions and public trials overwhelm D.C. and the public at large to a sickening degree.

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Anonymous

United States

#1 Aug 23, 2011
Science 1,State of Arkansas 0.
guest

Eads, TN

#2 Aug 23, 2011
How did science claim a victory?

The million of dollars the WM3 spent on Forensic evidence, Defense Teams, DNA Testing and Expert witnesses was completely wasted when they didnt wait the three months for the new trial that was going to be granted by the Arkansas State Supreme Court that would clear their names COMPLETELY and PLEAD GUILTY to 1st Degree murder in the 11th hour.

The State of Arkansas got a 1st degree murder conviction on all three counts.

Sounds like to me, they won
so True

Gideon, MO

#3 Aug 25, 2011
guest wrote:
How did science claim a victory?
The million of dollars the WM3 spent on Forensic evidence, Defense Teams, DNA Testing and Expert witnesses was completely wasted when they didnt wait the three months for the new trial that was going to be granted by the Arkansas State Supreme Court that would clear their names COMPLETELY and PLEAD GUILTY to 1st Degree murder in the 11th hour.
The State of Arkansas got a 1st degree murder conviction on all three counts.
Sounds like to me, they won
satan prevails sometimes, but in the end, they all burn
Guest

Jonesboro, AR

#4 Aug 25, 2011
Actually, today Scott Ellington announced the state lab would check the DNA evidence for them. Go check the announcement.

Since: Aug 11

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#5 Aug 26, 2011
The truly sad thing is that had the producers of this film NOT became interested in this case, these three would have been quietly convicted and one die and none of the evidence that has been discovered would have ever came to light.
I found it interesting that the producers stated that when the case first broke back in 1993, they took on the project simply as a child murder case and the association of the "satanist" hysteria that at the time was sweeping the nation. They never set out to make a documentary portraying the misconduct involved in the case or to question the guilt or innocence of the accused. This was just a natural progression during the filming process.
And given the facts that now have been uncovered in regards to this case: the producers intervention seem to be nothing more than divine intervention.
The one thing that is often overlooked during all the controversy surrounding the "characters" and participants in the film is the probability that this scenario has happened before but those who are wrongfully accused were not fortunate enough to have their cases exposed.
This is not only an indictment on the justice system but also on human nature.
This film is a monumental accomplishment and a testament to the exposure of light on darkness.
Lynn

Benton, AR

#6 Aug 27, 2011
Why does everyone call it Robinhood Hills!! I grew up around hat area and we called it Robinhood Woods!
dog face gremlin

Birmingham, AL

#7 Aug 29, 2011
Lynn wrote:
Why does everyone call it Robinhood Hills!! I grew up around hat area and we called it Robinhood Woods!
when i was a kid it was caleld robin hood hills because of where they had dug the ditch out and made hills of dirt, lot of people use to ride dirt bikes out there. then they dozed the hills down and built the houses there. do you remember the hills or was it before yoru time
well

West Memphis, AR

#8 Aug 29, 2011
Lynn wrote:
Why does everyone call it Robinhood Hills!! I grew up around hat area and we called it Robinhood Woods!
I grew up in that area and called it Robin Hood Hills. I never heard it called woods.
AGENT SHRELONKA DE BOO BO

Marion, AR

#9 Aug 29, 2011
Someone drank pee pee blood!!!!
yep

West Memphis, AR

#10 Aug 29, 2011
I was about 10 at the time when all of this went down. I use to rid my back all over that area and in Robin Hood Hills. When the murders happened, my mom put us on lock down and we never went back over there again.
Ruda

Camp Hill, PA

#11 Aug 29, 2011
The state offered them this deal because they knew if there was a new trial no jury would convict because there was no evidence that they murdered those children. The state feared the WM3 would sue them for millions after being aquitted. Arkansas has never let someone off of death row for time served! Think about it. Why would they do that?? They knew damn well the three were innocent.
Man with no socks

Marion, AR

#12 Aug 29, 2011
Robin Hood HILLS was the place where neighborhood kids used to ride their bikes. The children's bodies were not found there, but in the bayou on the other side of the pipes, west of Robin Hood Hills. The area where they were found was later termed "Discovery WOODS." The boys were last seen riding their bikes toward the Mayfair apartments (away from Robin Hood Hills). Newspapers incorrectly reported that they were found/murdered in Robin Hood Hills, and it stuck.

Foghorn Leghorn

Western Springs, IL

#13 Aug 30, 2011
I say what's up with those there Mayfair Apartments nowadays over there by the Robin Hood?
Guest

Eads, TN

#14 Aug 30, 2011
Ruda wrote:
The state offered them this deal because they knew if there was a new trial no jury would convict because there was no evidence that they murdered those children. The state feared the WM3 would sue them for millions after being aquitted. Arkansas has never let someone off of death row for time served! Think about it. Why would they do that?? They knew damn well the three were innocent.
Then why would the Three Innocent men with millions of dollars at their disposal, a legal dream team, forensic experts, DNA testing, and jury misconduct, enter a Guilty plea on First Degree Murder.
They already had the Arkansas State Supreme Court ready to give them a new trial.. so.. why do it??
REALLY

Rome, NY

#15 Aug 30, 2011
It could have taken years to get a new trial. Now they can still fight to have it over turned without sitting in a cell
Christy

Conway, AR

#16 Aug 30, 2011
Ruda wrote:
The state offered them this deal because they knew if there was a new trial no jury would convict because there was no evidence that they murdered those children. The state feared the WM3 would sue them for millions after being aquitted. Arkansas has never let someone off of death row for time served! Think about it. Why would they do that?? They knew damn well the three were innocent.
That is why I would have went all the way so I could sue them!!! Sorry Guys I can also understand why yall did it but I would have had to go all the way!!
Christy

Conway, AR

#17 Aug 30, 2011
Lynn wrote:
Why does everyone call it Robinhood Hills!! I grew up around hat area and we called it Robinhood Woods!
I move to the area in 85 and I heard it called both... I went in there a couple times and there was some hills where all the kids rode their bikes..
Guest

Eads, TN

#18 Aug 30, 2011
Afraid not, The Appellant court would have forced the state to schedule a retrial within months not years.

And how do you fight to overturn the situation where YOU PLEAD GUILTY..

Since: Aug 11

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#19 Aug 30, 2011
All of this back and forth is getting real old quickly.
And just to think, you people have probably been doing this for years!
Unless the folks who like to "hint" that there is something that isn't public record that proves the guilt of these three, then face the fact that this is a terrible case and was adjudicated under unusual circumstances BUT it was settled.
The more I get into this, the more I am convinced that this case was terribly flawed and a possible railroad of justice initiated even with the questioning of Jessie Misskelley.
I mean all you have to do is look at his demeanor and you realize he IS NOT the kind of person that would even know what the occult is much less STUDY it!
I have heard he barely knew Damien Echols and given his "good ol boy, redneck trash persona" I doubt he did.
Sloppy police work all the way around.
Do you folks think the police are right 100% of the time?
You don't really I am sure and most of this is just to kill time I am sure as it is on my part.
They are out.
Now let's see who makes it in society and who doesn't. I have my opinions and the reasons I think 2 will thrive while one will not.
Anyone care to give theirs as to this question?
Guest

Eads, TN

#20 Aug 30, 2011
Oh please MR MIKE

You have no insight into this case, the only thing you've seen is the movies, never done any research on the case..

You mocked me when I talked about Echols mental history while he was in Oregon.

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