New book gives unique perspective on West Memphis three murders

New book gives unique perspective on West Memphis three murders
More than 25 years later, a new book gives new perspective on the West Memphis Three. (Source: WATN)

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (KAIT) -Twenty-six years later, a new book gives a first-person account of the murder of three eight-year-old boys in West Memphis.

According to a report from ABC affiliate WATN, Boxful of Nightmare is the personal memoir of Terry Hobbs, the stepfather of one of the boys murdered.

With the help of an author, Hobbs wrote about the murder of his stepson Stevie Branch, along with Branch’s friends Michael Moore and Chris Byers.

“It’s my perspective of what happened in 1993, 26 years ago in West Memphis, Arkansas,” Hobbs said. “It’s like ripping a Band-Aid off a wound. It hurt all over again."

Damion Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley were convicted of murdering the children in 1994. They were released from prison in 2011 on what’s called an Alford plea after new forensic evidence was presented as part of the case.

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