1 Disturbed Donate Autographed Items to Aid WM3 Defense Fund on Wed 29 Jun 2011, 09:33
Disturbed will be auctioning items from their Asylum LP to raise funds for Damien Echols (who is on death row), Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley, Jr.—also known as the West Memphis Three — who were unjustly convicted for murdering three elementary school children in 1994. Since the horrific crimes, DNA from the crime scene and victims was tested by Bode, the country's most trusted crime lab, and none of it matches these three unjustly imprisoned men. For three weeks starting December 5th, Judge David Laser will be holding an evidentiary hearing for the three men to review all post conviction evidence. The SKA auction for these Disturbed items will last for 18 days—from June 24th to July 12th-- one day for each year the West Memphis Three have spent behind bars. June 3, 2011 marked the 18th year that Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley Jr. have been behind bars for crimes they did not commit.
Earlier this spring, Disturbed released a previously unreleased track called “3” with the proceeds benefitting the Damien Echols Defense Fund. The track can be purchased for 99 cents only via their website.
You will be bidding on items from the Disturbed's Asylum LP, a folded poster, signed CD booklet, a sealed CD, a pair of drumsticks (machine signed by Mike Wengren, not original autograph) and a red Washburn guitar with artwork and signature by Todd McFarlane.
The starting bid for the Disturbed package has been set at $100.00. There are other great items up for auction right now too, a relisting of John Mark Byer's "Peace" artwork, Drew Stepek's signed Knuckle Supper novel, Gris Grimley's fantastic WM3 tshirts. Log onto Skeleton Key Auctions to place your tax deductible bids now! There is still much DNA to test and legal expenses and forensic experts to pay before the December hearing so WM3 supporters everywhere are urged to help us defray the costs.