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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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31.

digital_one    

My bet, is just get rid of all people from Memphis.

1071 days ago
32.

Pearl0808    

It's about time! I have followed this case from the beginning and they have NOT ONE shred of evidence against these boys, other then the fact that they listened to Heavy Metal music and dressed "goth". They have DNA from the Stepfather of one of the boys recovered from the scene. These poor men are locked away yet Casey Anthony walks free. What a world we live in. I hope they get exhonerated, and I give the people who have stuck up for these men credit. Even one of the boys fathers believes they are innocent.

1071 days ago
33.

Pimpcessa    

Hey Harvey, THIS is the case where your cameras should be all over the courtroom instead of chasing around Blohan. This is the real deal!

1071 days ago
34.

Sonja    

CNN has a live feed up outside the court room for those who have been following this case. http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/cvplive/cvpstream1?hpt=hp_t1

1071 days ago
35.

Paula    

I know I'm in the minority on this and I'm only going to post this and bow out BUT these three did it. I'm sorry but no matter what slanted Hollywood information has been released to the public, there is plenty of evidence against them and they all know they did it. The prosecution and police made mistakes, but those confessions weren't coerced and they still got the correct convictions for all three. Those two hairs ya'll are talking about? Transfer....that's all. Go to www.blinkoncrime.com and actually READ ALL OF THE EVIDENCE and then come back and tell me that these guys are innocent.

1071 days ago
36.

Sonja    

They are free today. They have been placed on suspended sentence so no probation check in but they have rules that if they break them they can be sent back for 21yrs.

1071 days ago
37.

Kevin    

it's AMAZING what you can get away with when you're WHITE...

1071 days ago
38.

andre`    

trailer trash thats all you can say

1071 days ago
39.

Hambone    

judges hands was shacking like he was going to get shot afterwards....wow american law

1071 days ago
40.

ryan    

It will never cease to amaze me the lack of intelligence in this country. TMZ, do what you do best and stick with the high school bathroom gossip. Leave the real news to the big boys, 'cause you obviously do not know how to report a real story. Plus, you're giving your readers who leave comments the misconception that they know what they're talking about.

1071 days ago
41.

Trainwrecks    

Awww sweet Natalie - TY for giving America one more reason to rid themselves of you. You're starting to follow in the footsteps of Rosie ODonnell and we all know how well things have worked out for her. Good for you, keep up the push to rid yourself of any hope of anyone liking you.

Hopefully, the Memphis 3 don't move into your neighborhood and do any babysitting for you because if you believe in them this much, you will let them watch over your children.

What? No? Oh but it's ok for you to want them turned out on others' children.

1071 days ago
42.

Brad    

I think Natalie Maines just got back from her Al Queda support rally where that ugly troll was probably giving BJ's to all of the jihadist's.

1071 days ago
43.

Vickie    

Only in America, First Casey and now these bastards!! Plead guilty and walk free, so stupid!!!!!!!!

1071 days ago
44.

Doug    

Don't you remember your mama telling you to not trust 3 kinds of people Lawyers, politicians and the Police. There you have it.

1071 days ago
45.

Jamie    


The so-called West Memphis Three agreed to a legal maneuver that lets them maintain their innocence while acknowledging prosecutors likely have enough evidence to convict them.....WTF?????????????????? If there is enough evidence, why are they being released??? Our justice system once again showing its ugly head.

1071 days ago
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