NC inmate to adjust to life outside after 30 years

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former North Carolina death row inmate Henry McCollum has so much to learn about the world that was denied him in his three decades behind bars for a girl's rape and killing that authorities now say he didn't commit.

McCollum has never accessed the Internet or owned a cellphone.

And Wednesday when he tried to get in his dad's car to go get a hot bath and something to eat, the seat belt was a mystery to him.

New DNA evidence led a judge to release McCollum and his half brother, 46-year-old Leon Brown, in the 1983 rape and slaying of 11-year-old Sabrina Buie.

A prosecutor now says he might reopen the case and look at charging a different man in the girl's killing.

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