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La.'s longest-serving death row inmate released

1 year ago March 11, 2014 Mar 11, 2014 Tuesday, March 11 2014 Tuesday, March 11, 2014 3:46:41 PM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

ANGOLA - A state District Court judge has vacated a Caddo Parish man's murder conviction and death sentence and ordered the man's release from Louisiana's maximum security prison at Angola, where he spent the past 30 years.

Glenn Ford has been on death row since 1984. Gary Clements and Aaron Novod, attorneys for Ford from the Capital Post Conviction Project of Louisiana, said in a news release Tuesday that he was expected to be released within hours. Prison officials would not give information on the expected time of Ford's release.

The state's motion to vacate Ford's conviction was based on new information that corroborated his claim that he was not present or involved in the 1983 murder of Isadore Rozeman, a Shreveport jeweler and watchmaker for whom he did occasional yard work.

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