'Proof of Our Flawed Justice System': Man Freed After Almost 30 Years on Death Row
Louisiana’s longest-serving death row inmate was freed on Tuesday after a state district judge voided his murder conviction and death sentence.
Sixty-four-year-old Glenn Ford, who spent almost 26 years on death row at the notorious Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, had maintained that he was not involved in the 1983 killing of a neighborhood jeweler and watchmaker, and previously undisclosed evidence corroborated Ford’s claims.
According to a statement from Gary Clements and Aaron Novod, Ford’s attorneys, the trial sent Ford to death row in 1988 was “profoundly compromised by inexperienced counsel and by the unconstitutional suppression of evidence, including information from an informant.”
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