Two men wrongly sent to death row in 1983 for re-murder have been awarded $ 75 million in damages

Two men wrongly sent to death row in 1983 for re-murder have been awarded $ 75 million in damages




A jury in a North Carolina civil rights case awarded two black, mentally retarded half-brothers who had spent decades behind bars $ 75 million after being wrongly convicted of the murder of an 11-year-old girl in 1983. The eight jury ruled Friday that Henry McCollum and Leon Brown should each receive $ 31 million in damages, $ 1 million for each year in prison, The News & Observer reported. The jury also awarded them $ 13 million in fines.

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A jury in a North Carolina civil rights case awarded two black, mentally retarded half-brothers who had spent decades behind bars $ 75 million after being wrongly convicted of the murder of an 11-year-old girl in 1983. The eight jury ruled Friday that Henry McCollum and Leon Brown should each receive $ 31 million in damages, $ 1 million for each year in prison, The News & Observer reported. The jury also awarded them $ 13 million in fines.

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