This 2007 photo provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows Damien Echols. Echols, one of three men convicted of killing three 8-year-old boys in Arkansas in 1993, was freed, along with Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley, Friday, Aug. 19, 2011 after nearly two decades in prison. Supporters of the "West Memphis Three" argued that Echols, Baldwin and Misskelley, were wrongly convicted in the deaths. (AP Photo/Arkansas Department of Correction, File)
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published Friday, August 19th, 2011
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JONESBORO, Ark. — Three men convicted of killing three 8-year-old Cub Scouts and dumping their bodies in an Arkansas ditch changed their pleas Friday, resolving a yearslong effort to win their freedom.