After they were wrongfully convicted for the murder of an 11-year-old girl and subsequently forced to spend over 30 years in prison, 51-year-old Henry McCollum and his 47-year-old half-brother Leon Brown have been freed and compensated for the life-changing mistake. The North Carolina brothers were given $750,000 each for their time spent behind bars, but if […]

After serving 30 years behind bars for a crime they didn’t commit, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory granted pardons on Thursday to Henry McCollum and Leon Brown, two mentally disabled half-brothers who were exonerated last year of a 1983 murder, according to The Washington Post. Now, each of the two men are eligible to receive […]