JESSIE MISSKELLEY

  • JESSIE MISSKELLEY

Here’s an interesting analysis from the New York Law School project on law and journalism about Jessie Misskelley’s confession in the West Memphis 3 case. Many others have examined the flaws in the hours-long police questioning of Misskelley that produced — mostly unrecorded — an evolving story that finally fit the outline investigators wanted it to fit. It was the critical piece of evidence in the arrest and conviction of three men, now free.

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First, the background.

Then, at this link, the legal analysis that because of his age and cognitive disabilities his interrogation was unconstitutional.

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