New York man exonerated after 29 years in prison

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BROOKLYN, New York -- Being accused of something you didn't do hurts as is, but spending more than half your life in jail for it, that's adding insult to injury.

David McCallum, 44, now a free man, can relate after spending 29 years in a New York prison for a kidnapping and murder in 1985 he had nothing to do with.

"I think my life kind of  starts from this point on," McCallun says.

David's freedom comes after Brooklyn District Attorney, Kenneth Thompson requested the case be thrown out due to a lack of evidence.

"There's not a single piece of evidence that linked David McCallum or William Stuckey," Thompson stated during a press conference.

David was 16-years-old when he and Willie Stuckey were arrested and forced to give a false confession for the crime.

Sadly, for Stuckey he never got the validation of exoneration.  He died behind bars in 2001.

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter was another man not around to see this turn of events.

The famed boxer who himself was wrongfully convicted, worked tirelessly for years to free David and Stuckey.

We'd like to think both men are smiling just as big in heaven as David is here on Earth.