NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A state appeals court has overturned the guilty verdicts of two men convicted in 1993 of kidnapping a 16-year-old Brooklyn girl.

The panel ruled Wednesday that authorities withheld information that might have cleared Everton Wagstaffe and Reginald Connor of the charges. It also dismissed the indictments against them.

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Both men have always maintained their innocence.

The bludgeoned body of Jennifer Negron was found on a Brooklyn street on Jan. 1, 1992. A judge dismissed the murder charges due to lack of evidence.

The appeals court ruled that prosecutors buried documents that might have shown police and the prime witness had lied.

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The Brooklyn district attorney’s office said it was reviewing the decision.

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