Pamela Echols, mother of Damien Echols, arrives at the Craighead County Court 

Pamela Echols, mother of Damien Echols, arrives at the Craighead County Court House in Jonesboro, Ark., for a hearing Friday, Aug. 19, 2011.    A judge has rejected a plea deal of three men convicted in the killing of three 8-year-old Cub Scouts that would have released them after nearly two decades in prison.  Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley had been offered a chance to change their pleas in the 1993 killings at West Memphis.  The defendants were convicted in 1994 of killing Steve Branch, Christopher Byers and Michael Moore and leaving their naked bodies in a West Memphis ditch.   (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)   (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
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Pamela Echols, mother of Damien Echols, arrives at the Craighead County Court House in Jonesboro, Ark., for a hearing Friday, Aug. 19, 2011. A judge has rejected a plea deal of three men convicted in the killing of three 8-year-old Cub Scouts that would have released them after nearly two decades in prison. Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley had been offered a chance to change their pleas in the 1993 killings at West Memphis. The defendants were convicted in 1994 of killing Steve Branch, Christopher Byers and Michael Moore and leaving their naked bodies in a West Memphis ditch. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
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