- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Supporters of the three men convicted for the 1993 killing of three boys in West Memphis are calling on officials to reopen the investigation.

The “Justice for Six Rally” held on Tuesday on the steps of the Arkansas State Capitol marked the 22nd anniversary of the deaths of Christopher Byers, Stevie Branch and Michael Moore.

Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin, referred to as the West Memphis Three, were convicted in 1994 for the killings. They were released in 2011 under a rarely used plea agreement that allowed them to maintain their innocence while admitting that there was enough evidence to convict them.

Among the speakers at the rally was John Mark Byers, Christopher’s adoptive father. He and others said justice had not been served for the 8-year-old boys or the men who spent 18 years in prison.

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