I've been following this case for years and indeed, there are and always will be questions that will remain unanswered for good and all, but there's one thing that really sticks in my mind about the entire affair....if the courts were so adamant that these three guys were the ones that committed this horrific act, why in God's name did they accept a deal to let them out? Come ON, folks...we're talking the Deep South here! Shit kickin' chain-gang justice where the bad guys are NEVER cut a break and Capital punishment rules the roost. Doesn't it strike anybody as a bit odd that a state who declares anyone who isn't Christian, white and ultra conservative is a raving Satanist bent on gutting innocent babies and sacrificing their mommies suddenly lets these guys out on the grounds that "justice has been served"? HUH??? Two with life sentences and one on DEATH ROW??? THAT JUST DOESN'T HAPPEN. I dunno about anybody else, but I think the courts knew damned well these poor slobs were innocent right from the get-go and certainly didn't expect to be sideswiped by advances of technology that could prove without a doubt that they didn't do this. Needless to say the Arkansas justice system had to come up with something pretty fucking fast to cover their asses and protect their phoney baloney reputations....could you just imagine the lawsuits if they'd gone ahead with the retrial in December and were exonerated? The DAs knew this entire matter was on the verge of exploding in their faces and they took and easiest way out to prevent judicial armageddon...they covered their asses by bringing up some obscure little known little used loophole that protects them from future lawsuits and lets those who were falsly accused out of jail without the court having to perjure themselves by confessing that they were innocent all along.