When three men walked out of prison in Jonesboro, Arkansas on Friday, they completed their own 18-year saga that started the night they were accused of murdering three 8-year-old boys, whose mutilated and hogtied bodies were found in a ditch the day after they went missing on May 5, 1993. They also ended the campaign by supporters, who have seen them as something akin to martyrs for the goth, punk, and heavy metal communities for almost as long as they have been in prison. Damien Echols was sentenced to death, and Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley to life in prison.

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