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Damien Echols on returning to Arkansas

Posted By on Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 10:16 AM

COMING BACK: Damien Echols, right, after his release in Jonesboro in 2011, with his wife, Lorri Davis, and fellow West Memphis Three defendant Jason Baldwin. - WAYLON HARRIS/JONESBORO SUN
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  • COMING BACK: Damien Echols, right, after his release in Jonesboro in 2011, with his wife, Lorri Davis, and fellow West Memphis Three defendant Jason Baldwin.
"It takes a lot for me to go back to Arkansas. It's a place that holds nothing but horror and despair for me. This whole situation is horrific and fills me with despair to the point that I wake up at night trying to scream." — Former Death Row inmate Damien Echols, who'll be in Arkansas Friday to join demonstrations against the seven executions scheduled to begin Monday.

Echols will join a demonstration at the Capitol Friday afternoon. NBC News interviewed him about the executions and his own experiences, along with others.


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