Exclusive: West Memphis 3 judge David Burnett breaks silence

Published: Feb. 9, 2012 at 4:39 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 9, 2012 at 7:47 PM CST
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In an exclusive interview with Region 8 News, State Senator David Burnett, the judge who presided over the West Memphis 3 trial breaks his longstanding silence in regards to the case.

In 1993 Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jesse Misskelley were convicted of the murders of three West Memphis boys. Burnett presided over the original trial and the men's appeals that sent the so-called WM3 to prison. Now, not even a year after the "West Memphis Three" were set free, Burnett breaks his silence in an exclusive interview with Region 8 News.

"The way it's ended it's now a Hollywood comedy in my opinion and I don't like that," said Burnett.

Tonight only on Region 8 News at 10, Senator Burnett relates his thoughts on many aspects of the case that garnered national and international attention -  the case itself, the defendants, and the outcome.

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