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Oct. 18, 2013Maryville, MO |  By: Liggett

Damien Echols

Northwest Missouri State University began its distinguished lecture series with a former death row inmate who spoke in the Charles Johnson Theater last night.

Damien Echols served more than 18 years on death row after being wrongfully convicted of killing three 8-year-old boys in 1993. Echols says his goal for the lectures is to remind people to never give up hope.

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Echols says talking about his experience is not enjoyable for him but by sharing his story he hopes for complete exoneration.