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'West of Memphis' doc shown around Memphis

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

A fourth West Memphis three documentary "West of Memphis" detailing the West Memphis Three Will be premiering in and around the Bluff City the next seven weeks.

The documentary, by producer Peter Jackson, the Academy Award-winning director of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, chronicles the infamous case and  hopes will do more than talk about the three men originally arrested in the case.

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In 1993 Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jesse Misskelley were convicted of killing three 8-year-old cub scouts in West Memphis, Ark.

All three men were released in 2011 after agreeing to an Alford Plea that allowed them to maintain their innocence while pleading guilty.

"West of Memphis," directed by Amy Berg and also produced by Echols and Fran Walsh, focuses on Terry Hobbs, the stepfather of Stevie Branch, one of the young victims of the 1993 crime.

The documentary lists Hobbs as a potential suspect due to physical evidence linking him to the crime and damaging statements made by his ex-wife, former neighbors, and most recently his own nephew.

While the documentary doesn't come out until Dec. 28, several theatres around metro Memphis will be showing it over the next seven weeks.

Screenings will be held at the MALCO in Cordova on Sept. 13 at 7 p.m., and also Sept. 26 and Nov. 1. It will also be shown at the Paradiso on Sept. 25 and Nov. 1.

You can also check out the documentary at the MALCO Hollywood in Jonesboro, Ark., Sept. 18-19, Oct. 2, 3, 16 and 17.

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