New York (ANI): Johnny Depp has asked for the reopening of the case of the West Memphis Three - convicted as teenagers of beating three 8-year-olds to death in 1994. The 'Pirates of the Caribbean" star appears on CBS's '48 Hours Mystery" to show support to Jason Baldwin Jessie Misskelley and Damien Echols, who have been 16 years behind bars.
"I firmly believe Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley are totally innocent. It was a need for swift justice to placate the community. Damien Echols is on death row to be killed by lethal injection," the New York Post quoted him as saying.
Depp joins Eddie Vedder, Metallica, Winona Ryder and the Dixie Chicks, in supporting the boys. Baldwin and Echols are serving life sentences, while Echolsis is on death sentence.