West Memphis Three freed

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Damien Echols, right, and his wife Lorri attend a news conference at the Craighead County Court House in Jonesboro, Ark., Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, after Echols and two other men entered guilty pleas to to crimes they say they did not commit in order to be set free. The defendants, known by their supporters as the West Memphis 3, agreed to a legal maneuver that lets them maintain their innocence while acknowledging prosecutors have enough evidence against them.  (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

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A judge has called a surprise hearing for three men - known as the West Memphis Three - convicted of "satanic" killings in 1993 of three 8-year-old Cub Scouts in Arkansas.

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