Skeleton Key Auctions is an auction website
put together to raise funds for Damien, Jessie and Jason’s defense (WM3
– http://www.wm3.org). Items auctioned
off on this site will be product of individuals, bands, artists who
believe in the innocence of the West Memphis Three.
Skeleton Key Auctions (www.skeletonkeyauctions.com)
is selling donated merchandise from prominent musicians, writers, and
visual artists who believe in the innocence of Damien Echols, Jessie
Misskelley, Jr., and Jason Baldwin—known as the West Memphis Three. The
trio have been imprisoned for over a decade—with Echols on death row—for
the brutal murders of three elementary school children. Since HBO aired
a documentary (Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills)
chronicling the aftermath of these crimes, a groundswell of support has
formed around the three inmates—with artists such as Henry Rollins,
Margaret Cho, Metallica, and Eddie Vedder speaking out on their behalf.
The auctions held on skeletonkeyauctions.com will raise funds for the
West Memphis Three's appeals.
Having no physical evidence, three teenagers were pinpointed, harassed
and accused of murdering and mutilating three 8-year-old boys. June 3,
2007 will mark the 14-year anniversary Damien Echols was arrested along
with Jessie Misskelley Jr. and Jason Baldwin dubbing them the West
Memphis Three. Damien Echols sits on death row, Jason Baldwin was
sentenced to life without parole, and Misskelley got life plus forty.
For more information about the case on these three innocent young men
Merchandise being sold includes:
a set of West Memphis Three skateboard decks autographed by professional
skateboarder and entrepreneur Jamie Thomas;
a one-of-a-kind prototype guitar autographed by Alkaline Trio;
autographed works by author and playwright George Clayton Johnson—a
regular writer on the original "Twilight Zone" series; and
photographs signed by actor and film producer Norman Reedus.
Who's behind Skeleton Key Auctions?
Founder and president of Vela Entertainment, COWaPUNKa! Productions and
Music4Life. Music4Life is a non-profit in honor of Damien, Jessie and
originator of WM3 World Awareness Day.
Evan is our wonderful web guy. He helps make this site and http://www.skeletonkeyart.com
what they are today. Evan has a personal site at evaneckard.com.