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You are here News Domestic (USA) Two brothers were wrongfully convicted of murder and rape. Decades later, a jury has awarded them $75 million.

Two brothers were wrongfully convicted of murder and rape. Decades later, a jury has awarded them $75 million.

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Two half-brothers with intellectual disabilities who were wrongfully convicted of the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl in

Henry McCollum and Leon Brown spent nearly 31 years in prison for a brutal crime they did not commit — one they were convicted of on the basis of confessions that they insisted, for decades, had been coerced.

In a federal courtroom in Raleigh late Friday afternoon, after nearly five hours of deliberation, a jury delivered the half brothers a sense of long-awaited justice.

An eight-person jury awarded McCollum and Brown $31 million each in compensatory damages — $1 million for every year they spent in prison after they were wrongfully convicted, twice, of the 1983 rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl in Red Springs. McCollum and Brown, both intellectually-disabled with IQs in the 50s, were teenagers when they were charged after they signed confessions they insisted they didn’t understand.


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