Jurors reflect on sending an innocent man to death row for 30 years

Henry McCollum and his half-brother Leon Brown talking about the joy of freedom after being released from prison in NC after serving 30 years for a rape and murder they did not commit

“Some seemed relieved to finally talk through the trauma of the trial, though none would let us use their names. Many were ashamed of their role, afraid of what their neighbors would think. Some feared God’s wrath, and wondered if they would go to hell for McCollum’s wrongful conviction. Some shed tears at the mention of his name and said the experience was too painful to revisit. They remembered McCollum at the defense table, silent and unresponsive, like a confused and broken child.”