North Carolina brothers declared innocent, freed after 30 years in prison

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lobejks wrote:

This is exactly why many people are against the death penalty. We oppose the death penalty not because we care about murderers more than their victims, it’s because it is permanent. It is beyond my comprehension skills to imagine how horrific it was for these men to lose 30 years of their lives to prison. But they now have the rest of their lives to be free. Had they been executed, “oops” is about the only response that could be given.

Sep 02, 2014 7:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
aleng wrote:

How is it they confessed details of the case and they are innocent?

Sep 02, 2014 8:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
lw2011 wrote:

They confessed, because the police MADE them, and they were young teenagers and thought they would be released. It is sad when things like this happens.

Sep 03, 2014 9:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
joelhiers wrote:

@aleng the police had written up a statement of confession and coerced the two men to sign it under the assumption that they would be released after doing so.

Sep 04, 2014 3:44pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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