Wrongfully Incarcerated: 14 Cases You Should Know

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Henry McCollum and Leon Brown

Take a look at recent cases where justice was finally served. —Britt Middleton and Dominique Zonyéé

The convictions of Henry McCollum, 50, and Leon Brown, 46, were overturned by a North Carolina judge on Sept. 2. The two half-brothers have served 30 years in prison for the rape and murder of 11-year-old Sabrina Buie in 1983, AP reported. Recently discovered DNA evidence in the case pointed to another man who is currently serving a life sentence for a similar rape and murder that occurred less than 30 days later. "We waited years and years," James McCollum, Henry's father, told AP. "We kept the faith."

(Photos: Chuck Liddy,The News & Observer/AP Photo)

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