Dixie Chicks's Natalie Maines appears at West Memphis 3 rally
Saturday, December 22, 2007
– Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines appeared at a rally Wednesday for the West Memphis 3 - three men found guilty in the 1993 murder of 3 8-year-old boys in West Memphis, Ark.
About 150 were at the rally on behalf of Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley and
"In America you have to be proven guilty before a shadow of a doubt," said Maines. She also reported has given money to their defense fund.
Maines also brought petitions to Gov. Mike Beebe's office along with Echols's wife.
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