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Johnny Depp Pipes Up for West Memphis Three

Johnny Depp isn’t usually one to seek out the limelight, or “48 Hours Mystery” for that matter, but the “Alice in Wonderland” actor is making an appearance on the CBS News magazine show to make a plea for the retrial of the West Memphis Three, a group of men convicted of murdering three boys in 1994. It’s unclear, from this teaser clip, how Depp became invested in the case, but he’s apparently lending his name to the cause in a bid to prevent the execution of at least one of the accused. — KA


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“Vulture” in New York Magazine:

Mad Hatter–playing Johnny Depp will promote the PG-rated film this Sunday with an appearance on CBS’s 48 Hours Mystery during which he’ll demand a new trial for the West Memphis Three, a trio of men convicted as teenagers in 1994 of killing three 8-year-olds during a suspected satanic ritual (the case has been examined in two documentaries, Paradise Lost and Paradise Lost 2: Revelations).

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