Jessie Misskelley lives life out of the spotlight
(WMC-TV) - Jessie Misskelley is the lone member of the West Memphis 3, who shied away from the spotlight.
Susie Brewer Boggan, the recent former girlfriend of Jessie Misskelley, Junior, wants to set the story straight about her relationship with Misskelley. She was 13 when he was arrested, along with Damien Echols and Jason Baldwin, for the murders of three 8-year-old boys in West Memphis nearly two decades ago.
Boggan appeared in the first documentary of the Paradise Lost series about the murders. She had a conversation with Misskelley, who was behind bars at the time, before he went to trial.
After the West Memphis 3 were convicted, Susie Brewer Boggan went on with her life. She got married, had children, but the dream did not die.
"We were writing each other two years before he got out. Then I came down here when he got out," she said.
But Jessie's life did not go the same direction as Echols and Baldwin.
"I said, 'Look, you get mad because they're living a good life but they're earning. They got their GED in jail. They did college in jail. I can't help it you just laid on a bed and laid there,'" said Boggan.
Echols is married, an author, and a movie producer who travels the world.
Baldwin, who is also involved with movies about the life of the West Memphis 3, plans to attend law school.
"You shouldn't be mad about it, you could do it too," said Boggan.
"Jason sends him texts and stuff all the time asking him why don't he come to this. I don't know, he just doesn't want to," she said.
Damien Echols told Action News 5's Janice Broach that he worries about Misskelley.
Jessie Misskelley said in a short interview a few months ago that he is happy staying out of the limelight, as he lives and works in West Memphis.
And Susie Brewer Boggan says she is now out of Jessie Misskelley's life.
Jessie Misskelley is reluctant to talk, but his father us his son is working and doing fine in West Memphis.
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