|About the Book|
The story that many have heard, told from a new point of view. Includes shocking, never before heard details of a struggling familys life... as the hardships continue... What you are about to read is far from Fiction... On May 5th, 1993, behind theMoreThe story that many have heard, told from a new point of view. Includes shocking, never before heard details of a struggling familys life... as the hardships continue... What you are about to read is far from Fiction... On May 5th, 1993, behind the Blue Beacon Truck Stop in a patch of woods known as Robin Hood Hills, three eight year olds bodies were discovered. Stevie Branch, Michael Moore and Christopher Byers were pulled, naked and bound from a drainage ditch in West Memphis, Arkansas. The small town was wrapped in devastated shock as more facts of the crime scene arose, and rumors started to fly. Shortly afterwards, three teenagers, 18 year old, Damien Wayne Echols, 17 year old, Jessie Lloyd Misskelley Jr., and 16 year old, Charles Jason Baldwin were pinned for the crime with no evidence connected to them. The three boys were tagged as Satanic for wearing all black, a love for Horror films and books and dark writing. Jessie Misskelley Jr.s hole filled confession sealed the deal of guilt in the eyes of the jury and small, religion based town. Since their imprisonment, a movement from around the world began to grow by two books (with another on the way) and two documentaries on the case (not including several talk shows and news programs). In 2007, new DNA evidence arose, connecting someone else, and implicating a friend to the crime. Finally, on August 19, 2011, Jason, Damien and Jessie were set free by a legal tactic called The Alford Plea. They are free, but not declared INNOCENT. Several supporters are still fighting for their full exoneration. Since their release from prison, two more documentaries have been made. Out of the books written about the case, one is written by one of the convicted, themselves. Damien Echols Almost Home Vol 1 was released 2005. It gave insight from the individual himself, instead of what was known by the documentaries and other books on the case. Love Forever & After gives a different point of view, through the eyes of someone that witnessed it all, lived, and suffered through it along with Damien... his sister, Michelle Echols Mount. The title was given by Damiens closing of letters to his family while in prison for 18 years. Within these pages is the story told from Michelles point of view. The case that so many have heard of, but explained from a perspective that has never been heard before... UNTIL NOW.