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Bittersweet reward for brothers wrongly imprisoned 30 years

Receiving $750,000 apiece for wrongful imprisonment is a bittersweet reward for two North Carolina brothers who suffered an emotional and physical toll from their three decades of incarceration. 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...