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Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary  -  12 March 2001 (USA)
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The case of the West Memphis Three, its questionable circumstances and the parties involved are followed up years later.

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In 1994, three nonconformist boys in West Memphis, Arkansas were convicted for a horrific triple child murder. However, the original film shows how questionable evidence and a prejudiced community instead led to an apparent miscarriage of justice. The producers return to West Memphis to meet the Three again and the grassroots movement that has arisen to exonerate the Three. However, the father of one of the victims, John Mark Byers, is profiled as well as he belligerently asserts the three's guilt even as new evidence and his own criminal record draws suspicion on himself. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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The only film of the trilogy to be a TV project instead of receive a theatrical release. See more »

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At one point the on-screen date for a trial scene is listed as January of 1993. The murders didn't occur until May of that year. See more »

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Followed by Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011) See more »

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Byer's Admit Wife Murdered - Why didn't anyone else catch that?
27 April 2014 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Look, I know it's easy to be an armchair judge, jury, and executioner. However, Byers is very suspicious - especially because he had his teeth removed for no valid reason and came up with no less than three different stories on why they were removed. Yes, this film can be called a witch hunt against Byers, but heck, there's more evidence linking him to these murders than the kids; so if he's innocent, then they should be innocent as well.

Now, lets get to the good stuff. Byers made a huge Freudian slip during his polygraph. At the beginning, and throughout the movie, he said she dies a natural death, or quoted the medical examiner by saying her cause of death is undetermined. At time code 1:11:25 he makes the following Freudian slip: "I got a DWI one time after my wife was murdered." Yes, he said his wife was murdered. If her cause of death was undetermined, then why would he say that and how would he know she was murdered unless he did it? I don't understand why the film producers didn't catch that and discuss it, or why the reviewers here at IMDb haven't caught it. Surely, others must have heard it. I you did not, then I recommend you watch the film again and pay attention to what Byers says at 1:11:25.


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