Men Exonerated after 10 Years in Prison for Murder

September 22, 2011 Updated Sep 22, 2011 at 6:03 PM EDT

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Men Exonerated after 10 Years in Prison for Murder

September 22, 2011 Updated Sep 22, 2011 at 6:03 PM EDT

A pair of North Carolina men on Thursday were freed from prison after spending 10 years behind bars for murder when a group of judges ruled them to be innocent , according to the Asheville Citizen-Times.

According to the story, the decision came about following the efforts of the N.D. Innocence Inquiry Commission, which found evidence indicating the men were innocent of a 2000 killing, including DNA evidence and a confession from another man .

Read the Citizen-Times story HERE.