Two mentally impaired half-brothers have been freed after serving three decades in a US prison for the rape and murder of a child after DNA evidence proved they were not guilty.
A judge in Robeson County said on Tuesdaythat Henry Lee McCollum, 50, North Carolina State’s longest-serving death-row inmate, and Leon Brown, 46, were innocent of the 1983 rape and killing of 11-year-old Sabrina Buie after the evidence came to light.
Both are severely intellectually disabled and were teenagers at the time of their arrests in 1983, the AFP news agency reported.
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