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The Resource Devil's knot : the true story of the West Memphis three, Mara Leveritt

Devil's knot : the true story of the West Memphis three, Mara Leveritt

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Devil's knot : the true story of the West Memphis three
Title
Devil's knot
Title remainder
the true story of the West Memphis three
Statement of responsibility
Mara Leveritt
Title variation
  • West Memphis Three
  • Devils knot
Title variation remainder
the true story of the West Memphis Three
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The guilty verdicts handed out to three Arkansas teens in a horrific capital murder case were popular in their home state ? even upheld on appeal. But after two HBO documentaries called attention to the witch-hunt atmosphere at the trials, artists and other supporters raised concerns about the accompanying lack of evidence. Now, award-winning journalist Mara Leveritt provides the most comprehensive look yet into this endlessly shocking case. For weeks in 1993, after the murders of three eight-year-old boys, police in West Memphis, Arkansas, seemed stymied. Then suddenly, detectives charged three teenagers ? alleged members of a satanic cult ? with the killings. Despite stunning investigative blunders, a confession riddled with errors, and an absence of physical evidence linking any of the accused to the crime, the teenagers were tried and convicted. Jurors sentenced Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley to life in prison. They sentenced Damien Echols, the accused ringleader, to death. Ten years later, all three remain in prison. Here, Leveritt unravels this seemingly medieval case and offers close-up views of its key participants, including one with an uncanny knack for evading the law..
Summary
The award-winning investigative journalist takes readers deep inside the 1993 slayings of three boys in West Memphis, Arkansas, revealing the overzealous prosecution that may have improperly convicted three teenagers
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Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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159915
Cataloging source
NLB
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Leveritt, Mara
Dewey number
364.1523
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Juvenile homicide
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
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the true story of the West Memphis Three
Label
Devil's knot : the true story of the West Memphis three, Mara Leveritt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [351]-404) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
000053054543
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
421 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781471131066
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)883824195
Label
Devil's knot : the true story of the West Memphis three, Mara Leveritt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [351]-404) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
000053054543
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
421 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781471131066
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)883824195

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