Brothers wrongly imprisoned for 30 years receive bittersweet reward

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From Fox News, September 03, 2015

Henry McCollum says he’s happy to be free and the money will help him and his family. But his brother, Leon Brown, is struggling from his time behind bars.

Brown is hospitalized because of severe mental illness that his family attributes to his wrongful imprisonment in the killing of an 11-year-old girl. He was unable to attend the hearing Wednesday when the state awarded them compensation.

“I’m happy one can go on,” said sister Geraldine Brown, who’s been sharing her house with the men. “But I’m living a life where the other can’t go on.”

McCollum, 51, wore a gray suit and brought a framed copy of his pardon to hear…

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