Panel to Discuss West Memphis Three

UALR’s Socratic Society is sponsoring a panel discussion on the West Memphis Three at 7 p.m. November 18 in the Dickinson Hall Auditorium.

The panel will include Felecia Epps, J.D., from the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law; Mara Leveritt, news reporter for The Arkansas Times and author of Devil’s Knot; David Jauss, Ph.D., from UALR’s Department of English; and Carlton Rhodes from the UALR School of Mass Communications.

Controversy and legal appeal proceedings continue over the 1994 conviction of three teenagers, now known widely as “The West Memphis Three,” for the murder of three young boys. The accurate determination of the guilt or innocence of The West Memphis Three is of immense significance; however, there are also important broad legal and societal issues raised by the case. These broader issues will be the focus of this panel discussion.

For more information, contact Dr. Andrew Eshleman, Associate Professor of philosophy, at (501) 569-3109 or

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