On May 5, 1993, three 8-year-old boys, Steve Branch, Christopher Byers and Michael Moore, went missing in the early evening hours in West Memphis, Arkansas. Their bodies were found the next day submerged in a creek in a park-like area known as Robin Hood Hills. About a month later three suspects, Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley, were arrested and charged with their murders. All three were convicted in early 1994. Baldwin and Misskelley received life sentences, while Echols was sentenced to death.
On August 19, 2011, the three men were released from prison after entering "Alford pleas," meaning that they pled guilty but did not admit to the act, and are allowed to maintain their innocence. In return they were sentenced to time served and set free.
This website is dedicated to this case, a case that's come to be known as the "West Memphis Three" case. Here you can find, among other things, thousands of documents from the police file, close to complete transcripts of the two trials, court pleadings, and links to literally hundreds of newspaper articles.