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Truth and Justice don’t always agree. We’re here to bring attention to the cases where the American Criminal Justice system got it wrong.

S03E08 – Henry McCollum & Leon Brown

In episode eight season three of the American Justice Podcast, Scott and C. Derick break down the chilling rape and murder of Sabrina Bui, an 11-year-old girl found dead in a field – underwear stuffed down her throat, bloodied and raped in 1983. They discuss how two brothers, Henry McCollum and Leon Brown, were coerced into a confession, wrongfully convicted of murder, and sent to prison for more than 30 years for a crime that DNA evidence would later prove they didn’t commit.

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01:40 The case of Sabrina Bui

03:00 Why Henry McCollum and Leon Brown Became the Prime Suspects in Sabrina’s Murder

05:45 Sabrina Disappears and Her Parents File a Missing Person’s Report

08:37 Sabrina’s Body is Discovered Naked in a Soybean Field

11:07 Police Start Investigations Into the Murder of Sabrina Bui

14:05 Henry and Leon Get Interrogated For Hours Without a Lawyer

16:46 How Henry and Leon Were Coerced Into Signing False Confessions

22:25 Henry and Leon are Found Guilty and Recieve the Death Penalty

23:28 Leon Contacts the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission

25:15 September 2014, a Judge Declares Leon and Henry Were Wrongfully Convicted

29:28 Leon’s Struggles With Mental Health Issues

32:20 Henry and Leon Pursue Litigation Against Robeson County Law Enforcement

34:47 How Sabrina’s Family Reacted to the News of Henry and Leon’s Release

36:52 Roscoe Artis is Linked to Sabrina’s Murder

38:06 Sabrina’s Sister, Tenita, Shares Her Memory of the Day Her Sister Disappeared

40:15 Critical Information From the Case That Detectives Ignored

45:01 Roscoe’s Troubling Criminal Past

47:20 How Roscoe Became a Suspect in Sabrina’s Murder Case

50:34 District Attorney Joe Freeman’s Reign of Terror

54:58 Joe Control Over the Courts in Robeson and Scotland Counties

58:30 Interesting Facts About Sabrina’s Murder Case

01:07:20 The Main Causes Behind Wrongful Convictions in the US

01:08:17 Parting Thoughts

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Links to research and videos

Henry McCollum & Leon Brown

Event Recap: Henry McCollum, Leon Brown Attorneys Talk Wrongful Convictions

Motion says Roscoe Artis killed Buie

6 Most Common Causes of Wrongful Convictions


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Sound bite: Death row interview with Henry McCollum

S03E08 – Henry McCollum & Leon Brown