It seems all I have thought about today are the West Memphis 3 being freed. I remember watching it when I was 15 and reading about it since. My heart aches for the whole situation. The deaths of the 3 boys and the conviction of the innocent. That they had to plea guilty so the state could save face and not be sued. How I would feel if my son was wrongly convicted, finally to be set free and hugging him for the first time in 18 yrs. Sure, the 3 may have been sketchy teens but where would we all be if we were judged on our actions during our youth? Holding the innocent responsible isn’t justice and keeping those men in jail just so it can be said that someone paid for the crimes is absurd. My thoughts….if they were guilty wouldn’t one of them have talked by now? Spilled the beans? They maintained their innocence for 18 yrs. A murder as horrible and gruesome as that would eventually break a person. Reading about how the whole situation went down, from investigating the crime to convicting the 3 makes me sick. As a criminal justice major I believe justice is #1 priority. I pray that those men can live now, sleep peacefully, and forgive those that wronged them.