After 18 years of imprisonment for being wrongfully accused of murder, Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley are free men as of August 19, 2011. Was justice serviced? Yes and no. Yes, the West Memphis Three are finally free and Damien Echols was saved from death row. No, because to gain freedom all three had to plead guilty to the crime, and punishment would be the time they already served. Jessie Misskelley was against these terms from the beginning and is acknowledged as a hero for taking the agreement solely to save Echols life. The state of Arkansas recognizes them as innocent men and have no travel restrictions. They are going to continue to fight to clear their names and bring justice and closure to the murders. Freedom. Finally. I am honored to have had the opportunity to support the WM3 by holding one of the first benefit concerts/events for these brave boys turn men in NJ with some of the most selfless people I have ever known- Paige and Michael Haggerty.
With love and respect, WELCOME HOME!
Tina Nicole Teresi and the NVMP crew