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Re: “Life After Death

A sad case indeed. Many websites in support of the three convicted have sprung up, and information about this case, thanks to the HBO movies, has spread worldwide, sparking a vast movement of support on the web. The problem with the education of a "world of people" on this case is that the two HBO movies appear biased in an attempt to divert responsibility for the murders to one of the victim's father. Critical facts, such as Damien Echols extensive mental health history, shown here, his bizarre and extreme writings (believed he was the second Christ, the world was ending on October 31st whereupon he and his imaginary friend, a man named Rosey would survive, he was eating packets of dried Kool Aid to survive, etc.), which were later introduced by experts hired by the defense at his appeal, and his penchant for violence (repeated threats to cut his own mother's throat, kill is father and eat his face, etc.) all appear to be omitted from the movies and from Mara Leveritt's book. Why, you may ask? That is a question we would all like to see answered. Although one of the founders of the "supporter movement" for the three convicted admits that in his (educated on this case) opinion, Mark Byers, father of one of the children, is not associated with these murders, the myths created and perpetuated continue unabated. He appears quick to claim that only "new people to this case" believe that Mark Byers was involved, yet seems to neglect his moral obligations to correct misinformation indicating the father's involvement. While anyone may access information to this case, it should be noted that CRUCIAL information pertinent to forming ANY opinion on this case is often omitted. Seeking information on any site on the web guarantees MISinformation and critical facts related to the case which often are intentionally left out. Those who are more involved in and aware of the facts of this case owe it to the general public to not leave out ANY information on the case. If the movement in support of these convicted men are truly out for justice and the truth, then the whole truth should be told. Isn't that what "justice" and "the truth" are really all about?

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Posted by Sara Davis on 12/16/2006 at 6:40 AM


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