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Damien Echols to speak at Memphis conference

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MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - Damien Echols, who spent almost 20 years behind bars for the murder of three West Memphis boys, is back in the Bluff City.

Echols is scheduled to speak at an entrepreneurship conference downtown about how technology has changed since he went to prison.

Action News 5's Janice Broach did a one-on-one interview with Echols in 2012. He said he did not know when or if he would ever come back to Memphis because of the arrest and conviction.

This is the conference that FedEx announced it is pulling its funding from last week. The company said the focus of the conference changed and the shipping company chose not to participate.

Action News 5's Janice Broach spoke with Echols about his speaking engagement. Hear what he has to say about it coming up on Action News 5 at 10 p.m.

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