Wrongfully Convicted Brothers Given $750,000 Each After Spending Over 30 Years Behind Bars

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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 you ask us, that amount just does not make up for over 30 years of time stolen.

PEOPLE reports:

Henry McCollum, 51, and his half-brother Leon Brown, 47, were released in September 2014 after a judge overturned their convictions, citing new DNA evidence that pointed to another man in the 1983 rape and murder of 11-year-old Sabrina Buie, the Associated Press reports.

After the brothers received pardons from the North Carolina governor in June, they were qualified to receive $50,000 for each year they spent in prison…

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