SKELETON KEY AUCTIONS
to benefit
The West Memphis Three

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 visit www.wm3.org.

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?

Anje Vela
Founder and president of Vela Entertainment, COWaPUNKa! Productions and Music4Life. Music4Life is a non-profit in honor of Damien, Jessie and Jason.

Tammy Adin
originator of WM3 World Awareness Day.
http://www.myspace.com/wm3worldawarenessday

Evan Eckard
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.



 

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