Glenn Ford dies from lung cancer
NEW ORLEANS - Former Louisiana death row inmate Glenn Ford died early Monday morning from advanced lung cancer, according to a nonprofit rehabilitation organization.
The group Resurrection After Exoneration confirmed Ford died around 2 a.m. Monday in New Orleans. He was 65 years old.
Ford spent 30 years on death row for a 1984 conviction of murdering a Shreveport jeweler. In 2014 that conviction was vacated and Ford was released, but he continued to fight for $330,000 he argued he was owed under the state's wrongful conviction statute.
Ford filed a petition for compensation in December 2014. The State Attorney General's Office opposed it, saying they believe Ford pawned items stolen from the murder victim.
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