Leon Brown

Time Served: 30 years

The Innocence Project did not have a role in exonerating this person. For the full history and details of this case, please visit the National Registry of Exonerations at the link below.

State: North Carolina

Charge: First Degree Murder, First Degree Rape

Conviction: First Degree Murder, First Degree Rape

Sentence: Death

Incident Date: 09/25/83

Conviction Date: 10/25/84

Exoneration Date: 09/02/14

Served: 30 years

Race of Defendant: African American

Race of Victim: African American

Status: Exonerated by DNA

Contributing Causes of Conviction: False Confessions or Admissions, Government Misconduct

Type of Crime: Homicide Related

Accused Plead Guilty: No

Death Penalty Case: yes

The Alternative Perpetrator Identified: Yes

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