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Continued: Ex-death row inmate looks to adjust to life outside after 3 decades; DNA upends NC conviction

  • Article by: MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press
  • Last update: September 4, 2014 - 7:23 AM

"It's very painful when you are attached to somebody like a brother or family, and you see that person on his last days," McCollum said. "A lot of them don't really want to die. ... And it hurt me the most to see the state take somebody's life, when they are committing murder their own self. But they don't see it that way."

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Associated Press writer Jonathan Drew contributed to this report.

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