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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  1. But over half their life is gone…Spent wrongfully accused in prison?! No money can bring that time back. SMH.

  2. Nah. We need to start jailing the judge. That’s a form of malpractice, correct? Start holding them accountable and they’ll make less mistakes.

  3. Theres so many unknown similar cases to this one that the public doesn’t know about. The judicial system is wicked

  4. So what these men lost 31 years of their lives. No amount of money can compensate for that. We know the only reason they were convicted was because of the color of their skin. Many blessings for them both.

  5. You can’t put a price on 31 years of ur life but if you could it sure would be a hell of a lot more than this

  6. Now they have a price for someone’s life and years wasted, for those mental abuse by accusing them for something they didn’t commit. Its 30 freaking years and how could someone say okay this much of money equals to that. Woow UNBELIEVABLE

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