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District Attorney wants Supreme Court to reinstate Wilbert Jones' rape conviction

1 month 2 weeks 23 hours ago Friday, December 01 2017 Dec 1, 2017 December 01, 2017 9:37 PM December 01, 2017 in News
Source: WRBZ

BATON ROUGE - Weeks after Wilbert Jones was released from prison following spending 46-years there on a rape conviction, prosecutors have urged the Supreme Court to reinstate the man's conviction.

Jones was released on bail November 15 after a judge ruled prosecutors held back evidence from the defense during the original trial. In an appeal, the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney's Office stated that was not the case.

A jury found Jones guilty of raping a Baton Rouge General nurse twice in 1971. The first conviction was thrown out.

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