The world were hooked on the story of West Memphis Three being released from prison after 18 years, not excluding two celebrities who have been on the case's tail. Natalie Maines of and of were present during the court session at Craighead County Courthouse in Arkansas where Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin were eventually freed.
Believing that the men have been innocent all along, both Maines and Vedder had fought for their freedom in the past. In 1993, Echols, Misskelley and Baldwin were convicted of murdering three 8-year-old boys in a satanic ritual and were sentenced to death or life in prison. However, DNA found on the murder scene did not match theirs. Instead, DNA of Terry Hobbs, one of the victims' father, and his friend were found.