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Jan 27, 2010 10:15 AM by Jon Carrere

Wrongfully Accused Man Released From Jail

Sitting a jail cell for a year was "a nightmare" for Sam Brown III.

To make matters worse, it was for a Dollar General armed robbery he did not commit.

"Thats a pill you can't swallow, that's something you can't never take back or nothing cause you know you didn't do it," says Brown.

If losing a year of your life isn't bad enough, Brown lost the most important person in his life as he sat behind bars, his mother.

"I don't even know where my momma's even buried at right now and just to know that like I couldn't even make it to a proper funeral."

"That was one of the hardest things I ever had to do, just to go in the jail just to tell my son that," says Sam Brown Jr.

Sam's dad says this past year was the hardest of his life too.

Now, with his son free of all charges he wants to know what went wrong with the Breaux Bridge Police investigation.

"If they gone take the time out to really sit there and arrange evidence on my son. I want some justice taken on everyone that was involved in the investigation."

St. Martin Parish Assistant District Attorney Chester Cedars says he was uncomfortable with the evidence provided to him.

He says the gun in the surveillance video did not match the gun that was presented.

Cedars also says his office did not get the case file until July of 2009, more than six months after brown was arrested.

jcarrere@katctv.com

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