Tuesday 18 May 2021

2 Brothers Spent 31 Years On Death Row For Rape & Murder; Get ₦31Billion In US


* A jury decided Mr Henry McCollum and Mr Leon Brown should receive $31 million each in compensatory damages, $1 million for every year spent in prison.

* The jury also awarded them $13 million in punitive damages.

Two half brothers wrongfully sent to death row have been awarded $75 million in damages after spending decades behind bars for the 1983 rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl.

1976 school photo of Henry McCollum.

Attorneys for the men have said they were scared teenagers who had low IQs when they were questioned by police and coerced into confessing.

McCollum was then 19, and Brown was 15. Both were convicted and sentenced to death.

In a June 10, 1987 photo, Leon Brown sits in the day room of his Death Row cell block in Raleigh, NC's Central Prison.

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