West Memphis Three Released From Prison In Plea Deal | Talking Points Memo

Updated: August 19, 2011, 3:39PM

A judge has ordered that the “West Memphis Three”, imprisoned for more than 18 years, be released following a plea agreement reached with prosecutors.In a hearing Friday morning, the three men convicted of murdering three West Memphis, Arkansas boys nearly two decades ago pleaded guilty in a rarely used and complicated Alford plea – in which they pleaded guilty but maintain their innocence, acknowledging that there might be enough evidence for a court to convict them.

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