The high-profile case of the West Memphis Three m*rderers might seem like an odd choice of films for director Peter Jackson, but the "Lord of the Rings" maker has come to Sundance with a doc*mentary about the case and a new revelation of a possible suspect.
Jackson, who helped bankroll the defense of the three convicted k*llers who are now out of jail nearly 20 years after the crime, and the legal team claim they have testimony that the stepfather of one of the victims is the real m*rderer.
Whether that allegation eventually proves true will await prosecutors' action in West Memphis, Arkansas where the m*rders took place in 1993, and so far the prosecution has stuck by its belief they had the right culprits all along.
But where Jackson and one of the West Memphis Three, Damien Echols, are concerned, their doc*mentary "West of Memphis" and this new testimony takes the fight further.
"It's got to be dealt with," Jackson told Reuters on Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival. "You can't just leave a m*rder case like that hanging in the air."
The high-profile case of the West Memphis Three who were tried and convicted as teens of m*rdering three boys prompted a call to action for Jackson when first told the disturbing tale of the young men linked to a grisly m*rder who were ultimately released from prison in August 2011.
"I was bullied and regarded as little bit of an oddball myself," Jackson told Reuters on Saturday. "And I see that happening to somebody else, so I just want to help them."
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Posted By: HomeGrown |
11/05/12 7:13 AM
I cant blame him for helping someone in need of help. We are innocent until proven guilty in this country and if Peter can help in anyway he should have no problem doing so.
Posted By: Lefty |
11/08/12 12:35 PM
Does anyone know how much money he spent on that ****** case?