Advanced Criminal Law :: West Memphis 3
Professor James R. Elkins College of Law
West Virginia University

 

 

 

Coerced and False Confessions

Resources collected for Advanced Criminal Law: Convicting the Innocent

Footnote: In postrial court filings, attorneys argue "that jurors relied on the statement Mr. Misskelley gave the police to convict Mr. Echols and Mr. Baldwin, even though it was deemed inadmissible except in Mr. Misskelley's trial. Several jurors have acknowledged that they knew about the confession before the trial, though they did not say so during jury selection." [Shaila Dewan, "Defense Offers new Evidence in a Murder Case That Shocked Arkansas," New York Times, Oct. 30, 2007, A16]

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