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Johnny Depp, wrongly convicted Damien Echols share tattoos

Published on Sep 9, 2012 9:44 AM
 
Actor Johnny Depp attends the "West Of Memphis" premiere during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at Ryerson Theatre on Sept 8, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. Actor Johnny Depp said on Saturday he and Damien Echols, one of three men who claimed to have been wrongly convicted for 1993 satanic ritual murders, got tattoos to mark their special bond after Echols was released from prison last year. -- PHOTO :AFP

TORONTO (AFP) - Actor Johnny Depp said on Saturday he and Damien Echols, one of three men who claimed to have been wrongly convicted for 1993 satanic ritual murders, got tattoos to mark their special bond after Echols was released from prison last year.

"There was an instant connection, some brotherly kind of love there," Depp told a press conference at the world premiere in Toronto of Amy Berg's film West Of Memphis, which chronicles the miscarriage of justice that sent three purportedly innocent men to jail.

"It was instant," he said. "To finally see Damien arrive at my house, on my doorstep, was moving and it was a celebration. It was beautiful. We had Tater Tots and tacos. And things took their natural course and we ended up at the tattoo parlor."

Echols, Jessie Misskelley Jr. and Jason Baldwin were tried and convicted in 1994 of the 1993 murders of three boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. Prosecutors alleged the children were killed as part of a satanic ritual.

 
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