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Echols convicts Hobbs on national television

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During an interview on The View, Damien Echols said evidence fingers Terry Hobbs for the murder of three eight year old boys in 1993. Hobbs is the stepfather of victim Stevie branch.

"We have DNA found at the crime scene that matches one of the victim's stepfathers and the man who was providing the stepfather with an alibi, he had always said he never saw the victims all that day, we've had three eyewitnesses come forward who say they saw him with all three victims within an hour of the time they were murdered," said the former death row inmate.

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After 18 years in prison, Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin were released last year.  While Echols says he doesn't know Hobbs' possible motive, it's clear there's no probe to find out.

 "He denies that he did it, he's not a suspect, police say they're not going to charge him but clearly the last person seen in a crime is the one you look at with the victim, you start with the family and then move out, it was just the reverse here," said View guest co-host Judge Jeanine Pirro.

In a recent interview, Terry Hobbs' ex-wife, Pam Hicks said she supported the West Memphis Three's release, but wouldn't say who she believes killed her son.

"The truth is right around the corner, it's going to happen, when I do decide to write I want to call my book, "Tears Only God Sees," and people don't see my tears, they don't know my pain my son does, God does," said Hicks.

As the West Memphis Three continue life out of prison, Hicks hopes those responsible for the nearly 20-year-old crime end up behind bars, "Justice will come I just don't know how, when or where."

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