A federal jury awarded $75 million to two brothers in North Carolina, decades af…
A federal jury awarded $75 million to two brothers in North Carolina, decades after they were cwrongfully convicted of rape and murder. Half-brothers Leon Brown and Henry McCollum were arrested in 1983 and spent nearly 31 years in prison before they were exonerated in 2014. The jury awarded them $31 million each in compensatory damages — $1 million for each year they were incarcerated. They will also receive an additional $13 million in punitive damages, according to court documents. Tap the link in our bio to learn more.
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