Jessie Misskelley lives life out of the spotlight - KAIT-Jonesboro, AR-News, weather, sports

Jessie Misskelley lives life out of the spotlight

Posted: Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 4 teens hospitalized following crash

    4 teens hospitalized following crash

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-09-16 17:12:51 GMT
    Four Region 8 teenagers were hospitalized Monday afternoon after their SUV slammed into a tree.
    Four Region 8 teenagers were hospitalized Monday afternoon after their SUV slammed into a tree.

  • Oops! Wrong number: scam artist dials sheriff's deputy

    Oops! Wrong number: scam artist dials sheriff's deputy

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:39:50 GMT
    The man on the other end of the line claimed he was a Publishers Clearing House representative and that Dustin Norwood had won $2.5 million dollars and a 2015 Mercedes Benz C Class automobile. What the caller did not know is Norwood is a deputy with the Craighead County Sheriff's Office.
    The man on the other end of the line claimed he was a Publishers Clearing House representative and that Dustin Norwood had won $2.5 million dollars and a 2015 Mercedes Benz C Class automobile. What the caller did not know is Norwood is a deputy with the Craighead County Sheriff's Office.
  • Player fakes death during fake punt, fakes no one

    Player fakes death during fake punt, fakes no one

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-09-16 16:17:48 GMT

    Arkansas State snapped the ball for what looked like a punt from their opponent's 40-yard line, and receiver Booker Mays clutched his hands to his chest and toppled backward to the turf.

    Arkansas State snapped the ball for what looked like a punt from their opponent's 40-yard line, and receiver Booker Mays clutched his hands to his chest and toppled backward to the turf.

(WMC-TV) - Jessie Misskelley is the lone member of the West Memphis 3, who shied away from the spotlight.

Susie Brewer Boggan, the recent former girlfriend of Jessie Misskelley, Junior, wants to set the story straight about her relationship with Misskelley. She was 13 when he was arrested, along with Damien Echols and Jason Baldwin, for the murders of three 8-year-old boys in West Memphis nearly two decades ago.

Boggan appeared in the first documentary of the Paradise Lost series about the murders. She had a conversation with Misskelley, who was behind bars at the time, before he went to trial.

After the West Memphis 3 were convicted, Susie Brewer Boggan went on with her life. She got married, had children, but the dream did not die.

"We were writing each other two years before he got out. Then I came down here when he got out," she said.

But Jessie's life did not go the same direction as Echols and Baldwin.

"I said, ‘Look, you get mad because they're living a good life but they're earning. They got their GED in jail. They did college in jail. I can't help it you just laid on a bed and laid there,'" said Boggan.

Echols is married, an author, and a movie producer who travels the world.

Baldwin, who is also involved with movies about the life of the West Memphis 3, plans to attend law school.

"You shouldn't be mad about it, you could do it too," said Boggan.

"Jason sends him texts and stuff all the time asking him why don't he come to this. I don't know, he just doesn't want to," she said.

Damien Echols told Action News 5's Janice Broach that he worries about Misskelley.

Jessie Misskelley said in a short interview a few months ago that he is happy staying out of the limelight, as he lives and works in West Memphis.

And Susie Brewer Boggan says she is now out of Jessie Misskelley's life.

Jessie Misskelley is reluctant to talk, but his father says his son is working and doing fine in West Memphis.

Copyright 2012 WMC-TV. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

472 Craighead Co. 766
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 931-8888

FCC Public File
publicfile@kait8.com
(870) 336-1816
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KAIT. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.