Life After Death
by Damien Echols
Editor: Text Publishing Co
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The true story of the unjustified condemnation of the infamous West Memphis Three, Life After Death is a powerful and unshakeable first-person account of life on death row.In 1993, three teenagers, Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Miskelley Jr., were arrested and charged with the murder of three to eight-year-old boys in West Memphis, Arkansas.The following trial was fraught with inconsistencies, false testimony and superstitionEchols was accused, among other things, of the practice of witchcraft and satanic rituals – following the satanic panic’ widespread in the media at the time.Baldwin and Miskelley were sentenced to life imprisonmentEchols, considered the leader, was sentenced to death.He was eighteen years old.In a terrible comeback, all three were suddenly released in August 2011.It is Damien Echols’ story in its entirety – from violations committed by prison guards and guards, descriptions of inmates and deplorable living conditions, to the incredible reserve of patience, spirituality and perseverance that kept him alive and sane for nearly two decades.Echols also writes about his complicated and painful childhoodLike Dead Man Walking, Life After Death is destined to become a classic.West of Memphis, a documentary produced by Peter Jackson (Director of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy) and Fran Walsh, the details of the campaign of their sorrow to be cancelled.The West of Memphis Trois is also the subject of a Paradis Perdu, a three-part documentary of the series produced by HBO.
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