Posted: Nov 30, 2010 1:21 PM Updated: Nov 30, 2010 3:08 PM
New developments in the West Memphis Three case. Judge David Laser's office has confirmed to KATV that he has been appointed as the judge who will oversee a new hearing.forJason Baldwin, Jessie Misskelley and death row inmate Damien Echols. The three men were convicted in the murders of three eight year old boys who were found hog tied and naked in a ditch in West Memphis in 1993.
Earlier this month the Arkansas Supreme Court sent the case back to Circuit Court for Baldwin, Misskelley and Echols to have evidentiary hearings where they can present new information including DNA evidence they say fails to link them to the crime.
The next step is for Judge Laser to have a scheduling conference with all of the attorneys involved to determine when the hearing will be. No word yet if all three will have a joint hearing.
Judge David Burnett who had presided over the case from the beginning is a ... (sic)