Damian Seth Azariah Echols is the son of Damien Echols and his ex-girlfriend Domini Teer. His father, Damien Echols, is widely known for his involvement in the West Memphis triple murder case. Born on 12 September 1993, Damian Seth is currently 30 years old.
Damian Seth generally spent his younger years away from the limelight. However, he now has several criminal records ranging from shoplifting to drug use and possession. Let’s find out more about Damian Seth.
Damian Seth Azariah Echols was Born in Arkansas
Damian Seth Azariah Echols, also known as Damian Seth Azariah Teer, is a 30 years old who was born on 12 September 1993 in Arkansas, United States of America. He was born to Caucasian parents, Damien Echols and Domini Teer.
Although his mother, Domini Teer, is a redhead, Damian Seth inherited his father’s black locks. At the time of his birth, his father, Damien Echols, was already awaiting trial for his suspected involvement in the West Memphis triple murder case.
Damian Seth’s parents, Damien Echols and Domini Teer were teenage lovers at the time of the West Memphis murders. While Damien was out of school, working part-time with a roofing company, and generally had a bad rep amongst the local community, Domini had to drop out of school because of her teenage pregnancy. Damien was eighteen years old, while his then-girlfriend was just sixteen.
Damian Seth was Just Six Months Old When His Father was Convicted of Murder
As mentioned earlier, at the time Damian Seth was born, his father was a suspected murderer. His father’s trial officially began on 22 February 1994, when Damian Seth was just over five months old. On 18 March 1994, Damien Echols was convicted of first-degree murder and given the death penalty. By then, Damian Seth was six months old.
His mom kept communication open with his imprisoned father. However, the phone calls and letter exchange stopped at a point. The couple’s relationship broke down a few months into Damien Echols’s Prison sentence. In 1996, Damien Echols began communicating with Lorris Davis, a landscape architect from New York. The pair soon began a relationship and were later married in 1999.
Damian Seth was Brought Up by His Mom Away From the Limelight
Domini Teer maintained a relationship with ex-boyfriend Damien Echols after his trial and conviction. She was among those who believed he was innocent of the crimes. And would often speak on the phone and exchange letters with him following the early days of his conviction.
However, after their relationship broke down, she fizzled out from the public eye. This is suspected to be a deliberate effort by her to distance herself from Damien Echols and also protect their son from the public.
Therefore, information on Damian Seth’s childhood, educational background, and career are not readily available. According to reports, his mother, Domini Teer, moved away from Arkansas (to Scottsdale, Arizona), is married, and has a daughter. So Damian Seth probably has a half-sister.
What Happened to Damien Echols Son?
Unfortunately, Damien Echols’ son Damian Seth has been in the spotlight for the wrong reason. After years of silence, he was outed when his criminal records surfaced. He was arrested in 2012 for shoplifting and in 2014 for failing to comply-court order.
Again in 2017, he was arrested for two counts of child/vulnerable adult abuse-intent, two counts of drug paraphernalia-possess/use, one count of interfering with judicial proceedings, and one count of marijuana possession/use.
Aside from his criminal records, there is no other information on what else he might be up to. Even after his dad was released from prison, he still remained in the shadows despite his dad’s near-celebrity status.
Does Damien Echols See His Son?
According to Damien Echols, he maintains a relationship with his son Damian Seth. However, we aren’t sure how close their relationship is. Damian Seth was just six months old when his dad went to prison, and the father-son duo met occasionally during prison visitations.
However, after his mom moved away from the state, they probably only communicated by phone. By the time Damien Echols regained his freedom in August 2011 using the Alford Plea, Damian Seth was eighteen. It has been difficult to ascertain what the father-son relationship has been like since then.