8.19.2011

I've Mentioned These Kids For A While


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If you like crime, justice, and documentaries, you've got to rent Paradise Lost: The Child Murders Of Robin Hood Hills (1996) and the follow-up Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000).  You can actually enjoy the second one (which is great) without watching the first. And, I promise, you'll never forget Mark Byers.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

The father of one of the deceased boys had all his teeth removed the day after bite marks were discovered on the bodies.

Anonymous said...

Thank God.

Anonymous said...

The father of one of the deceased boys had all his teeth removed the day after bite marks were discovered on the bodies.

[Citation needed.]

Rage

Anonymous said...

Relevant to insane West Texas High School football: the Knox City High Greyhounds, the topic of the gentleman's passions in yesterday's post? They lost their first game of this season 77-3.

bBoxerfan said...

These documentaries are terrific.

Anonymous said...

Re:The father of one of the deceased boys had all his teeth removed the day after bite marks were discovered on the bodies.

(update: it was stepfather and after first trial)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Memphis_3

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Wikipedia is hardly a reliable source. Much like Fox "News"

Anonymous said...

I don't click on Wikipedia, ever. One of the defendants could have authored that article.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Or CNN or MSNBC?

Big Ed

Anonymous said...

Google "West Memphis stepfather teeth removed" and you will find any number of sources from online media sites to legitimate newspapers. People who are that determined not to believe that three boys who look like the West Memphis 3 could be innocent are exactly how they ended up convicted in the first place...and how a monster like Mark Byers could get away with murder.

Anonymous said...

LOL at 2:27

Anonymous said...

It was a lone negrah.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure Mark Byers is as guilty as they come. If not there's still something very wrong with his part in the picture.
Partially because I've lived in that area and partly because of an interest in the ridiculous concept of Satanic ritualistic crimes that swept this country in the 80s and 90s I've watched and read about everything you could on that case.
Something is wrong with that guy- wrong as two boys slamming hams in a pup tent.

Anonymous said...

Sad. We should be ashamed. If they were black and born 60 years ago they'd already been strung up long ago. If black in modern times they'd all already had their date with needle (or would soon be closing in on her).

As it is they were poor and listened to heavy metal music and we need something to fear so much we hysterically believed they'd been conducting satanic rituals.


The only thing that connected those kids to that crime was a rambling, odd, disjointed 'confession' by a mentally retarded boy the other two were unfornate enough to befriend.

The thing that really strikes me about this case is were it Wise County it would have played out just the same.

We are so stupid.