The “West Memphis 3″ have some celebrity support today at their hearing in Arkansas. Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines have just arrived to the courthouse.
According to TMZ, all three members of the “West Memphis 3″ — Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin — have arrived at the Craighead County Courthouse today.
The three men were found guilty in 1993 of killing three boy scouts, but the case reportedly lacked hard physical evidence and suspicion whether they were responsible for the deaths or not has been raised.
Two, Misskelley and Badlwin, were sentenced to life in prison and Echols was sentenced to death.
After maintaining their innocence for years, the “West Memphis 3″ will having a hearing today that is expecting to result in at least two of them being released.
And the men have plenty of support in court.
Not only are their Paradise Lost filmmakers, Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, in attendance, but members of Pearl Jam and the Dixie Chicks are there as well to show their support.
The “West Memphis 3″ will reportedly have to “admit guilt” in order to be freed.
We’ll keep you updated on the trial!