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Death row 'Damien Echols' inmate seeks new trial (WM3)

CNN) -- A death row inmate who says he did not commit the murders he was convicted of asked the Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday to grant him a new trial.
Damien Echols maintains his innocence 16 years after he and two other teens were convicted of murdering
three Cub Scouts -- Michael Moore, Christopher Byers and Steven Branch.
The court, which heard his request for a new trial Thursday morning, is likely to rule in two or three weeks, court representative Stephanie Harris said.
Echols spoke to CNN from death row recently about the new evidence that he says will prove his innocence.
"I miss the things that most people take for granted, things people don't want, like rain," Echols told CNN in a face-to-face interview.
"To go out and touch it and get wet, or to feel snow. I loved snow my entire life, and I haven't had that in almost 20 years now."
On May 6, 1993, police in the ru


Added: Sep-30-2010 Occurred On: Sep-30-2010
By: Zipper10
Tags: West Memphis 3, Damien Echols, seeks new trial, 3 innocent children, butchered, Memphis
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