I Had The Best Cell On Death Row: A Member Of The West Memphis Three On Life In The Shadow Of ExecutionDamien Echols10/03/12 1:00pmFiled to: West memphis threedamien echolsCrimeexcerptsDeath RowRepublishedBook ExcerptsBook Excerpts That Don't SuckDeadspin XYTop1061EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkIn 1994, Damien Echols and two of his friends, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley, were wrongfully convicted in what prosecutors called a satanic ritual murder of three 8-year-old boys. Echols, the leader of the group, was sentenced to death; Baldwin and Misskelley received life sentences. The trio became known as the West Memphis Three, and their cause was taken up by the likes of Johnny Depp and Eddie Vedder. In August 2011, they were released under a legally awkward plea deal. Echols wrote a book about his experience, Life After Death, which is available on Amazon and which we've excerpted here. Check back in here at 3 p.m. EDT for a live Q&A with Echols.