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Damien Echols: how I survived death row

PUBLISHED May 25, 2013

In 1993, three eight-year-old boys ? Steve Branch, Michael Moore and Christopher Byers ? were murdered in West Memphis, Arkansas. "It was the subject of every newscast, on the front page of every newspaper, it was all they were talking about on the radio," Damien Echols says. "If you went to the grocery store, that's what they would be talking about in the checkout line." He remembers a sense of fear coming over the town. "You could feel it like a thunderstorm in the air."

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