Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Today in Crime History: The West Memphis Three Case Begins

On the afternoon of 6 May 1993, West Memphis was rocked by the news of the discovery of the mutilated bodies of three eight-year-old boys. The crimes were pinned–wrongfully–on three local teens, who were alleged to have killed the boys in a Satanic ritual. After 18 years in prison, the teens, now in their 30s, were freed.