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September 16, 2014 4:35 PM

Darryl Burton: Two recent exonerations cause new concern about the death penalty

“I was relieved that Henry McCollum and Leon Brown, after waiting over 30 years, finally proved their innocence with the help of DNA evidence and were released from prison in North Carolina,” writes Darryl Burton, who was wrongfully convicted of murder in Missouri on the basis of perjured testimony and spent 24 years in prison before being exonerated and released.

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