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Glenn Ford dies from lung cancer

4 years 6 months 3 weeks ago Monday, June 29 2015 Jun 29, 2015 June 29, 2015 11:01 AM June 29, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

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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