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Group rallies to support West Memphis Three

A group showed support for the West Memphis Three at a special event in Little Rock. A jury convicted the three boys of killing three eight-year-old boys in 1993.
A group showed support for the West Memphis Three at a special event in Little Rock.   A jury convicted the three boys, now men, of killing three eight-year-old boys in 1993.  Now a group fighting for their freedom held a rally at the Robinson auditorium.  It's a quickly growing movement called 'Justice for the West Memphis 3.

"We're only asking for a fair trial," says Lonnie Soury with Arkansas Take Action.

Celebrities have been speaking out for years and Saturday hundreds of supporters joined in on the dialogue.

"This is a tragedy here for Damien Echols on death row. For Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley serving life sentences without parole, essentially. Tis is not unique."

The amount of people supporting a retrial for the West Memphis 3 has been growing for years.

"This woman said 'I've been following that case for 17 years. I cut out all the articles I see and I know those boys didn't do it," says Soury.

Soury hopes this rally will not only gain attention for a retrial but also open doors for other cases.

"We are just asking folks in Arkansas to raise their voices. To have that conversation about innocence and hopefully reach the Arkansas Supreme Court," says Soury. 

Damien Echols is on death row, while Jessie Misskelly and Jason Baldwin are serving life sentences.  Governor Mike Beebe has appointed a special justice to the Arkansas Supreme Court for the West Memphis Three case.  The court will hear the case September 30th.
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