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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two Brooklyn men were able to walk free Thursday, after spending 21 years behind bars for a triple murder they said they did not commit.

Antonio Yarbough, 39, and Sharrif Wilson, 37, appeared in a Brooklyn courtroom Thursday afternoon. A judge vacated their convictions in the 1992 murder of Yarbough’s mother, 12-year-old sister and the girl’s friend.

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Family members cheered as the convictions were vacated, and the handcuffs removed, 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported.

“I feel great; I’m happy to be vindicated,” Yarbough said.

Yarbough and Wilson were teenagers in 1992, when they were arrested in the brutal murders in a Coney Island, Brooklyn public housing development. But as CBS 2’s Dick Brennan reported, the chains of justice that held the two in prison for the…

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