Court nixes high attorney fees for wrongly convicted man

FILE – In this Sept. 3, 2014 file photo, Henry McCollum walks out of prison after being released from Central Prison in Raleigh, N.C. A judge has thrown out a contract allowing lawyers for McCollum, freed after 30 years on death row, to claim a large part of his compensation for wrongful imprisonment. Judge Terrence Boyle ruled Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, that McCollum lacked the competency to sign with lawyers currently representing him in a lawsuit against investigators who put him behind bars. (AP Photo/Michael Biesecker, File)


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