Execution Alert! Please help save Damien Echols

By: DeathPenalty Focus
Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Hello friends,

Please excuse cross posting for this urgent request.

Damien Echols could be executed for a crime he did not commit unless you ACT NOW: http://www.justicefordamien.com/?rc=dpfe070610

In 1993, 18-year-old Damien Echols had dyed black hair, wore heavy metal t-shirts, and read Stephen King. When a terrible crime happened in the small town where he lived, he immediately became a suspect, simply because he was "different." He's been on death row ever since.

There was no physical evidence, weapon or motive linking Damien to the murder of three 8-year-old boys. His guilty verdict was based on a recanted confession by a peer with a severe developmental disability. And now new DNA evidence has emerged that could prove once and for all that he's innocent.

Arkansas may execute Damien Echols for a crime he did not commit unless you speak up for him now. Tell Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe that Damien deserves a fair chance -- please, just a few dozen postcards could save Damien's life.

The Arkansas Supreme Court is currently reviewing the new forensic evidence to decide whether they'll grant Damien Echols a new trial. But the Governor has the power to end this nightmare now.

We are partnering with CREDO Action to flood the Arkansas Governor's mailbox with postcards -- postcards that could literally save Damien's life today. Please, it will only take 15 seconds to TAKE ACTION NOW: http://www.justicefordamien.com/?rc=dpfe070610


Stefanie Faucher
Associate Director

PS: All you have to do is fill out the webform, and CREDO will mail your postcard for you!