For those who want to view it, here is a link to the CBS 48 Hrs. documentary that aired last night
I havent's seen the Paradise Lost doc, but from what I've read, the 48 Hrs show probably isn't much different. It didn't really convince me the WM3 are innocent. Their supporters have tossed out a lot of red herrings, which sows confusion. But if you go to the callahn.8K web site and read the documents, a lot of their info can be debunked.
Basic facts I'm looking at:
The killings took place in a fairly narrow time frame
The killer(s) likely knew them and was familiar with the area
The killer was a sexual sadist - their injuries appear consistent with that. They were bound and tortured. Lack of evidence of sexual assault is explained by the fact they were in underwater.
They were possibly abducted from the Robin Hood woods, killed elsewhere and their bodies dumped back at the woods. I'm not sure about this one.
Two of the boys died from drowning and head injuries, so, if abducted they weren't taken far away.
The killer(s) left the children's clothing at the crime scene, in the water. If they were killed elsewhere, wouldn't it have been disposed of?
Parents, police and friends who searched the woods that night didn't see them there. Not surprising, given it was dark and the kids were underwater.
The defenders of WM3 are now pointing a finger at Terry Hobbs. He's a creepy individual, but I'm not sure how he could have done it in the given time frame, especially when the other kids families began searching for them so early.
Just a few thoughts. The cops and prosecutor may have made some mistakes and certainly a number of witnesses concocted stories in hopes of getting the reward money, but I'm not sure it changed the outcome.