A Harvest Of Innocence: The Trial Of The West Memphis Three

On May 5th, 1993, three young boys were murdered and mutilated in West Memphis, Arkansas. The gruesome crime scene led investigators to believe that the homicides were part of a satanic ritual. As the community searched for the devil among their fellow men, three teenage boys became targets: Jason Baldwin, Jessie Misskelley, and Damien Echols. The trio were subsequently arrested and convicted of the crimes, yet despite a false confession, no evidence linked them to the murders.

Judge Dan Stidham was Jessie Misskelley’s defense attorney and was the only lawyer to work the case from beginning to end. He reflects on his years-long battle for freedom and justice and discusses the impact the case continues to have on him to this day.

Judge Stidham has been a full-time District Court Judge in Arkansas since 2008 and spent 20 years in private law practice. In his new book, A Harvest Of InnocenceJudge Stidham reveals chilling new information in the case of the West Memphis Three.

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