METAIRIE, La. -- A man who spent 17 years of a 25-year prison sentence for a crime he didn't commit spoke to the press for the first time Wednesday as a free man.
Nathan Brown was convicted in 1997 of attempted rape in Metairie, but DNA testing of the victim's dress exonerated him.
Brown said he never lost faith throughout the legal process.
"I never lost faith because the things that I was praying for, God was showing to me," Brown said. "He may not have been showing to me in the pace that I wanted him to show them to me, but he showed them to me."
As for what Brown plans to do when he's out of jail, he knew immediately what he wanted:
"I want to go get something to eat. Get some food and barbecue. Some ribs."