Thursday, December 15, 2011

Bulletin: "Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory." Third installment of HBO documentary series on the West Memphis 3 to run on January 12, 2012.

GIST: "The final installment of the Paradise Lost documentaries on the case of the West Memphis Three is set to premiere on HBO January 12. "Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory," tells the entire story, from the 1993 murder of three young boys in Arkansas to the release and partial exoneration of Jason Baldwin, Damien Echols and Jessie Misskelley in August." (Extensive forensic DNA testing in this case using advanced techniques revealed that no genetic material recovered from the crime scene belonged to any of the three imprisoned men. (HL);


The award-winning HBO documentary series “Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills” (1996) and “Paradise Lost 2: Revelations” (2000) spawned a worldwide movement to free the West Memphis 3 for wrongful murder convictions. Set to debut on HBO in Jan. 2012, “Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory” will have its theatrical premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, with a number of prestigious festival dates to follow this fall. This film tells the entire story, from the arrests in 1993 to the growing movement, through the entire appeals process and the uncovering of new evidence, concluding with their release.


PUBLISHER'S NOTE: The Toronto Star, my previous employer for more than twenty incredible years, has put considerable effort into exposing the harm caused by Dr. Charles Smith and his protectors - and into pushing for reform of Ontario's forensic pediatric pathology system. The Star has a "topic" section which focuses on recent stories related to Dr. Charles Smith. It can be found at:

Information on "The Charles Smith Blog Award"- and its nomination process - can be found at:

Harold Levy: Publisher; The Charles Smith Blog;;