Inside Look on Freeing the Innocent


Nearly a month after two North Carolina half brothers were declared innocent and ordered released from prison based on DNA evidence that implicated another man, two people who played pivotal roles in overturning their convictions spoke about the case to North Carolina’s Public Radio.

Henry Lee McCollum, 50, who spent 30 years on death row, and Leon Brown, 46, were convicted of the rape and murder of a young girl and languished behind bars until the North Carolina’s Innocence Inquiry Commission started an investigation into their case. Kendra Montgomery-Blinn, the Commission’s executive director, and Sharon Stalleto, the chief investigator, reviewed the brothers’ case and uncovered evidence that revealed both men were wrongly convicted.

Listen to Montgomery-Blinn and Stalleto describe their experience working on the case and read more about it


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