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Innocent on death row: The West Memphis Three’s Damien Echols shares his story with The Moth

Damien Echols of the West Memphis Three tells The Moth's audience about his on his time on death row.

Damien Echols of the West Memphis Three tells The Moth’s audience about his on his time on death row.

From Salon.com’s “‘Life After Death’: Surviving Death Row“:

Everyone knows that Damien Echols has a remarkable, chilling story to tell. As the most visible member of the West Memphis Three, he spent 18 years (half his life) on death row for a crime he did not commit. With two teenage friends, Echols was convicted in 1994 for the murders of three little boys in the Robin Hood Hills area of West Memphis, Ark. Their case gained national attention as the subject of the documentary film “Paradise Lost” by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky. The film, the first of a series of three made for HBO, scrutinized the flimsiness of the evidence against the three young men and won them widespread support from the public and assorted celebrities. All three were released from prison last year in a complex plea agreement.

Echolos recently told his story aloud at The Moth, a nonprofit organization that conducts live storytelling events. Download his story for free in the iTunes store.

Photo: Courtesy The Moth

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