Two North Carolina men were exonerated earlier
this week due to new DNA evidence after spending 30 years in prison,
where one was awaiting the death penalty, highlighting the reality that
innocent men can end up on death row.
Back in 1994 conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia voted
against a petition asking the Supreme Court to review the case of one of
those men, Henry McCollum. That man became North Carolina's
longest-serving death row inmate after he and his half-brother Leon
Brown were convicted of raping and killing an 11-year-old girl.