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Men in New York and Georgia cleared by DNA evidence freed from prison

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AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) _ A New York man who was wrongly convicted of murder and then tracked down the real killer has been released from jail. A judge threw out Roy Brown's 1992 conviction after D-N-A evidence proved his innocence.

An attorney says Brown used the Freedom of Information Act while in jail to obtain all the documents pertaining to his case four years ago. He found affidavits linking another man to the crime. That man then committed suicide and authorities linked his D-N-A to the victim. Brown says his case was "an abortion of justice."

Meanwhile, a man in Georgia has also been cleared by D-N-A evidence. Willie Williams was released from jail Tuesday after serving more than 20 years for a rape he didn't commit.

According to the Innocence Project, Williams and Brown are the 193rd and 194th convicts nationwide exonerated through D-N-A testing.

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