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West Memphis 3 Case

Eddie Vedder, Natalie Maines

Arrive at Court for Support

8/19/2011 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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All three members of the West Memphis 3 arrived at the Craighead County Courthouse in Arkansas moments ago ... where at least TWO of the men are expected to be granted their release from prison.

Two huge celebrities have also arrived at the courthouse to support the men ... Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines and Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder.

The WM3 -- comprised of Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin -- were found guilty of killing 3 boy scouts in 1993. Misskelley and Baldwin were sentenced to life in prison. Echols was sentenced to death.

The case became a cause célèbre over the years after new evidence surfaced ... raising serious doubts as to whether the WM3 actually killed the three young boys.

The WM3 had maintained their innocence for years ... but according to local reports, two of the men are expected to "admit guilt" during today's hearing in exchange for their freedom.

Story developing ...

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Max    

Once again Natalie Maines is a disgraceful American. No surprise idiot boy Eddie Vetter's there. Anything to get attention for these two. Look at me! Look at me!!!

980 days ago
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pimpc    

1st

980 days ago
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Bubbles The Chimp    

Where is Gerard Depardieu when you need him.

980 days ago
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Tim    

Henry Rollins has done more to raise awareness of the crime against these men for longer that other celebrities. He was talking and supporting them since the 90s, yet gets no recognition by the media as the guy who brought a lot of musicians on board to support them.

980 days ago
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Jasmine    

Why are you still reporting the twisted facts of local TV instead of what Associated Press, CNN and Reuters have?? Ridiculous sensationalism, TMZ! WM3 should sue you when this is over! They are NOT admitting guilt! They are taking a deal that will allow them to maintain their innocence while acknowledging the prosecutors might have enough evidence to convict should there be another trial. I can't believe you are continuing with this crap reporting. You are a lawyer, Harvey! SHAME!

980 days ago
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red    

Why would anyone support them if their is doubt about their innocence? Also, they are supporting them when it's saying two of them are most likely going to admit guilt!! Idiots!!!

980 days ago
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elle    

what? let me get this straight...you said two were going to be released today from a life sentence in exchange for saying "yes" they are guilty of murdering the 3 boy scouts...yep...that sounds like our justice system..all screwed up....and if they are innocent of the murder I too would say I did it to get out...what?!!!!!!

980 days ago
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Master Po    

So basically if these 3 take the heat off the state by admitting they did it (which they didnt) the state can then not look for the correct killer. This is a really bad idea. So who the hell killed these boys?

980 days ago
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xiola511    

seriously max? do you know anything about this case? this case was/is a gross miscarriage of "justice" leaving 6 victims in its wake. not only were the lives of three precious children snuffed out but 18 years of three innocent young men's lives. do your research, know your facts before passing judgement - hopefully justice will finally prevail for the west memphis three....ALL of them.

980 days ago
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Bob    

Natalie Maines is an avowed Communist and America hater. She should be tried for treason and shot!

980 days ago
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mattcollen    

Wow, they are not confessing or admitting guilt. TMZ gets it wrong again. They are taking an Alford plea and maintaining their innocence. They are being released via a plea because the state does not want them to sue.

980 days ago
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leah    

you cant even spell his name right now who is the idiot boy

980 days ago
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Squeaky Shoes    

Ok first off... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Memphis_3
they have already been reported "freed"... and second: wtf? news reports indicated that none of the evidence matched these guys, but those of the step-father and a friend of one of the victims.... where the hell is TMZ getting their facts from?

980 days ago
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robert farrar    

If all of todays' reported celebrity BS was music it would make a great celebrity symphony in b flat.Dumb dumb da Dummmmb.

980 days ago
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Thomas    

These Hollywood attention whores just can't help themselves. I love how the hypocrite Eddie Vedder despises the mainstream yet goes out of his way to be in the spotlight. This loser won't even perform in Arkansas. He's only going now because the media is there.

Natalie Maines!! Just go away.

980 days ago
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