Attorneys Meet at Crime Lab to Discuss West Memphis 3 Case

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Attorneys for both the defense and the state met for several hours at the state Crime Lab this morning to review evidence in the case of the West Memphis Three.

Damien Echols, Jesse Miskelley and Jason Baldwin, all teenagers at the time, were convicted of brutally murdering three young West Memphis boys in a wooded area inside the West Memphis city limits in 1993.

Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Brent Davis was the lead prosecutor in the highly-publicized trial which received national attention.  Davis told K8 News this afternoon that today's meeting was simply an "informal review," calling it "one of many that's occured over the years."  When pressed on the matter, Davis said no significant developments came from today's meeting, which he said lasted for "a few hours."

It is believed that today's meeting was held at the request of defense attorneys.

Meanwhile, supporters of the West Memphis 3 (Echols, Miskelley and Baldwin) will observe World Awareness Day by "Standing for Justice" at the Crittenden County Courthouse in Marion from 1 to 3 p.m. on June 2.