The Trench Reynolds Report

All Crime Is Personal

Tape with post-trial confession played in court:

In their appeal to get a new trial the post-trial confession of Jessie Misskelley was played in court.

On the audiotape, Misskelley said he, Damien Echols and Jason Baldwin were drinking alcohol next to a ditch when the boys approached. He said Echols grabbed 1 of the boys and started hitting him and that, within moments, Misskelley and Baldwin attacked the other boys.

At one point, Misskelley said, Baldwin pulled out a knife. He said that’s when he realized the boys were going to be killed.

That’s funny, I know it’s been some time since I watched the movies but I don’t remember anything on them about a post-trial confession. I wonder why Misskelley would confess a second time especially after he had been already convicted. Hmmm. Maybe it’s because they actually did it.

But don’t let emotion get in the way of facts.

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