WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (CBS/WREG) Actor Johnny Depp has fervently thrown his support behind the West Memphis 3, hosting a benefit concert in hopes of calling attention to the three young men he believes have been wrongfully convicted of heinous crimes.
Over the weekend, The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star along with Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam and Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks packed Little Rock’s Robinson Center Music Hall with roughly 2,500 people, reports CBS affiliate WREG.
The date of the concert falls is just one month before Damien Echols, the one of the West Memphis 3 on death row, appeals for a new trial.
However, these celebs are not the only ones seeking justice for the trio.
Jessie Misskelley, Sr., whose son Jessie, Jr. is one of the accused, is very grateful to know that he is not alone in the fight for his son’s freedom.
“It makes me feel good. I know people that didn’t him like Johnny Depp. He don’t know him from Adam and they all getting up there saying he’s not guilty. Makes me feel good,” Misskelley, Sr. told WREG.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Posted by news update at 10:35 PM