Reese Witherspoon joins West Memphis Three movie, 'Devil's Knot'
The term "West Memphis Three" refers not to the boys who were killed, but to the three teenagers who were tried and convicted of the murders, Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin. During the trial, they were accused of killing the boys as part of a satanic ritual.
In 2007, DNA evidence from the crime scene that could not be attributed to the West Memphis Three or the boys was brought to light. The three men were released from prison after having served 18 years.
The film is based on journalist Mara Leveritt's book "Devil's Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three."