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Damien Echols to sign book in Peabody

Damien Echols has been keeping a low profile since moving to Salem several months ago. Can you blame him?

Echols (inset), one of the so-called West Memphis Three, spent more than 18 years on death row after being convicted of killing three young boys in Arkansas. So when he and co-defendants Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley Jr. got out last summer, Echols retreated, wanting to lead something approaching a normal life. (He was freed in no small part due to the pro bono efforts of Ropes & Gray partner Stephen Braga.)

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