The Empathy Exams: Essays - Lost Boys Summary & Analysis

Leslie Jamison
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This essay is about the murder of three young boys, Steven, Christopher, and Michael, who were killed in 1993. A series of documentary films were made about their deaths as well as the alleged murderers: three teenage boys who were convicted in 1994. In 2011, they filed an Alford plea and were released. The victims were found in the woods near West Memphis and the three accused were charged with killing the children as part of a Satanic ritual. Damien, Jason, and Jessie, the accused, were arrested after Jesse confessed, though this is now thought by many to have been a false confession. Though she can look at all the evidence, Leslie can never truly know for sure if the boys are guilty are innocent, only they can.

After writing about the impressions of the accused that she gets from the documentary films, Leslie focuses on...

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