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Prison letters between Damien Echols, wife revealed in new book

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The book is filled with their letters. The book is filled with their letters.
Love letters from death row: A tell-all book has now been released revealing the letters written between Damien Echols and his wife during his time behind bars. Love letters from death row: A tell-all book has now been released revealing the letters written between Damien Echols and his wife during his time behind bars.
Lorri and Damien married behind bars. Lorri and Damien married behind bars.
WEST MEMPHIS, AR -

(WMC) - Love letters from death row: A tell-all book has now been released revealing the letters written between Damien Echols and his wife during his time behind bars.

Lorri Davis was a landscape architect living in New York when she saw the documentary "Paradise Lost" about Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley and the murders of three 8-year-old boys in West Memphis more than 20 years ago.

She started writing Echols. The book is filled with their letters.

Ashley Holingsworth, who lives in the West Memphis trailer park, where Damien lived, doesn't want to read "Yours for Eternity," which is full of personal thoughts. It reveals thousands of exchanges over 16 years while Echols was on death row.

"The personal level should have been between him and her. It's not supposed to be publicized, because no one needs to know those thoughts," said Hollingsworth.

Lorri writes, "There is no doubt in my mind that you are a very strong part of my past. Some door opened in my head and all I knew was 'You have got to locate this person ... it is crucial.'"

Damien writes, "With everyone who I ever become close to, I leave part of myself with them, and I carry part of them with me."

A few years later Lorri and Damien married behind bars.

There are graphic letters about their sexual fantasies about each other.

Lorri Davis worked tirelessly to free Echols.

Damien Echols and the so-called West Memphis Three were released from prison in 2011. Lorri and Damien live in Salem, Massachusetts.

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