Today, Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley are synonymous with an infamous crime that occurred in West Memphis, Arkansas in 1993. On May 5, three 8-year-old boys went missing. Michael Moore, Christopher Byers, and Stephen Branch had gone out to play when they were brutally attacked and left near Robin Hood Hills.
Under intense pressure after the murders occurred, local police officers pointed the finger at three teenagers. They were labeled misfits who just didn't fit in with the rest of the community, sealing their fates.