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John Grisham, best-selling author of crime novels, is a guest on “Piers Morgan Tonight” this evening. In this web exclusive, Grisham tells Piers Morgan his thoughts on the infamous West Memphis 3 case. “If you look at what happened to those three defendants, it was mishandled from the very beginning,” says Grisham. “They rely on bogus confessions. They rely on jailhouse snitches.”
Grisham was living in the Memphis area when three young Cub Scouts were brutally murdered in 1993 in the town of West Memphis, Arkansas. Three teenage boys, who became known as the West Memphis 3, were convicted of the murders despite the lack of physical evidence. “There was this very sensational trial and the community wanted justice,” says Grisham. “They had some bad confessions to work on and these three guys get convicted, and they spend 18 years in prison.” The West Memphis 3 defendants were released in August.
Tune in to CNN at 9pm ET/PT to hear more from Grisham on the state of the 2012 GOP field, the latest trials that captivated the country and more.