Judge Burnett has denied the motions based on newly discovered DNA evidence for new trials for Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley. Hearings for Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelly for their claims of ineffective assistance of coucncil are scheduled for later this month.
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