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Against All Odds: Woman Fell In Love With Inmate, 23 Years Later They’re Still Together

November 28, 2019 14:26

Damien Echols and Lorri Davis’ are one couple whose love has stood the test of time. Despite the odds that were against them, they are still together after two decades.

Damien Echols’ wrongful conviction

Damien Echols an innocent man who faced execution for a crime he did not commit. Back in 1993, he was wrongly accused of killing three 8-year-old boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. Echols was convicted at the age of 18 in 1994. He went on to spend eighteen years on death row before being released in 2011.

Damien Echols and Lorri Davis’ love story

Ever since Lorri Davis laid eyes on Damien Echols she couldn’t get him out of her mind. She first saw his face in the HBO documentary Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills back in 1996.

The film revolved around the events that followed Echols and his other associates concerning the murder of the three boys. Lorri, who was an architect in New York at the time, sent Damien a letter in prison one week after watching the movie. In the letter, Davis noted she was committed to making his life better.

Soon, they started exchanging letters and phone calls talking about everything that interested them despite coming from two different worlds. Lorri eventually quit her job and moved to be closer to Damien.

The couple finally tied the knot in a Buddhist ceremony which was held in the prison visiting room in December 1999. She also took up his case with personal loans to fund his defense.

She also received the help of celebrities like Johnny Depp and Eddie Vedder. Eventually, she was able to get Damien released after a DNA test convinced the State of Arkansas to negotiate their release.

Still in love 23 years later

After all this time, the couple is still madly in love with each other. Almost two decades after his release, Damien and his wife recall how they found love behind bars. Lorri in an interview with Access Hollywood got candid about how their love overcame the odds against them.

More than two decades of love and happiness! We applaud the couple.

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