LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Prosecutor Scott Ellington says Arkansas' crime lab is willing to analyze DNA evidence that attorneys for the three men known as the "West Memphis Three" say will exonerate them in the murders of three Cub Scouts in 1993.
Ellington said at a panel discussion on the case Thursday that he does not plan to reopen the case that led to the convictions of Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelly. But he said he would consider compelling evidence if it's brought forward by the men's attorneys.
The three were freed last week when their original convictions were set aside and they pleaded guilty to lesser charges.
They were let go in exchange for the 18 years they've already served. The men were also able to maintain their claims of innocence.
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