Two brothers did 31 years for someone else’s crime. Then things went bad.
04-10-2018 -- Henry Lee McCollum, seated, and his half-brother, Leon Brown, were released prison after DNA evidence exonerated them in the 1983 rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl Travis Dove for The New York Times
In 2015, the state of North Carolina paid $750,000 to Henry McCollum to compensate for the 30 years the innocent man spent on death row.
Seven months later, he was broke. McCollum, who is intellectually disabled, then began borrowing money at 38 percent interest. He kept his financial plight hidden from friends and supporters from his death row years.
But in th...read more