Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere!
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Another step towards freedom was taken Tuesday for three men convicted of murdering three 8-year old West Memphis boys in 1993. The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled unanimously in November that an evidentiary hearing must be held to consider new DNA evidence and a charge of juror misconduct.
Attorneys for the state and the West Memphis Three discussed some of their concerns ahead of a new evidentiary hearing. Circuit Judge David Laser ruled lawyers for all parties need to outline issues to be addressed and a schedule needs to be made within 45 days. Attorneys have until February 18th to file their outlines.
Judge David Laser of Jonesboro, who was recently appointed to oversee the hearing, held a scheduling conference with defense attorneys and prosecutors Tuesday in the Craighead County Courthouse.
“I’m giving this case priority,” Laser said. “I want to get this done as soon as possible.”
Laser ordered a gag order in the case Tuesday, prohibiting attorneys from talking about the case with the media.
The judge also decided that a single hearing will be held for all three defendants, which will save time and money for defense attorneys.
Keep your fingers crossed that Justice will finally be served for the WM3!!!