Oct 8 2019
Damien Echols on What Life is Like on Death Row
On May 6, 1993, three eight-year-old boys - Stevie Branch, Michael Moore, and Christopher Byers - were found murdered. While there were no witnesses, DNA evidence, or concrete leads that connected Damien Echols and his two friends Jessie Misskelley, Jr. and Jason Baldwin (known as the West Memphis Three), police arrested them anyway - some say simply because of the way they looked.It became one of the biggest murder trials of our time, and after being sentenced to die from lethal injection, Damien Echols was released after serving eighteen years on death row. In this interview, he and his wife Lorri (who married him while he was still behind bars) are speaking out on life after being sentenced to die, and why he may truly never be free. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.