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‘i forgave. i forgive’: louisiana man jailed nearly 50 years ago freed after 197


authorities withheld evidence that could have exonerated wilbert jones decades ago, the judge said. but jones told reporters he holds no resentment






the latest: man to be freed after 1971 conviction tossed


the latest on a louisiana man who will be freed after nearly 50 years in prison for a rape conviction (all times local):






louisiana man to be freed from prison after judge overturned his 1971 rape convi


baton rouge, la. (ap) — louisiana man to be freed from prison after judge overturned his 1971 rape conviction.






louisiana man convicted of 1971 rape to be freed from prison


it has been nearly 50 years since a louisiana man was sentenced to life in prison in the kidnapping and rape of a nurse but after a judge overturned his conviction, he is expected to walk out of prison wednesday morning a free man.






louisiana man convicted of 1971 rape to be freed from prison


baton rouge, la. (ap) — it has been nearly 50 years since a louisiana man was sentenced to life in prison in the kidnapping and rape of a nurse but after a judge overturned his conviction, he is expected to walk out of prison wednesday morning a free man. state district court judge richard anderson […]






4 days after inmate's slaying, his rape conviction is tossed


roger largent will never get a chance to clear his name in the rape of a disabled woman: he was found beaten to death in his prison cell four days before a court tossed his conviction.






imprisoned nearly 25 years for rape, indiana man freed after tests show dna not


a central indiana man who spent nearly 25 years in prison left a courthouse a free man wednesday after a judge set aside his 1992 rape conviction because dna found on the victim was not his. delaware circuit judge kimberly dowling freed william e. barnhouse, acting on a joint motion filed by prosecutors...






'god is so good,' says man freed after more than 45 years in louisiana prison


a 65-year-old man who was arrested at 19 and sentenced to life without parole walked out of prison on wednesday, saying, "god is so good," after his rape conviction was overturned by a judge. authorities withheld evidence that could have exonerated wilbert jones decades ago and their case against...






the latest: after murder conviction tossed, man to be freed


the latest on a man who was imprisoned for 36 years before a federal judge threw out his murder conviction and life sentence for a slaying in new orleans(all times local):






louisiana man freed after spending 43 years in jail for a rape he didn’t commit


wilbert jones spent 43 years in prison for a rape he did not commit, and a judge believes the prosecution intentionally withheld information, delaying his release.






man freed from death row blames conviction on racial bias


baton rouge, la. (ap) — a man freed from louisiana’s death row says his case was corrupted by a biased autopsy and a prosecutor’s racism and religious fervor. rodricus crawford sued the caddo parish coroner and district attorney’s offices last thursday, one year after the louisiana supreme court overturned his first-degree murder conviction in the […]






inmate’s rape conviction overturned days after he’s killed


hagerstown, md. (ap) — roger largent will never get a chance to clear his name in the rape of a disabled woman: he was found beaten to death in his prison cell four days before a court tossed his conviction. authorities suspect largent’s cellmate in the slaying, but they have not cited a motive or […]






man freed from death row blames conviction on racial bias


a biased autopsy and a prosecutor's racism and religious fervor corrupted the murder case against a black man freed from louisiana's death row, a federal lawsuit says.






hearing ordered for man serving life sentence for 1971 rape


baton rouge, la. (ap) — a man serving a life sentence for the 1971 rape of a nurse is getting a court-ordered hearing to determine if authorities withheld evidence that could exonerate him. in january, innocence project new orleans attorneys had asked the louisiana supreme court to order a new trial for wilbert jones. instead, […]






lawyer: freedom sweet for man wrongfully convicted in 1974


nearly 50 years after he was arrested in the kidnapping and rape of a nurse, a louisiana man walked out of prison on wednesday, his life sentence and conviction overturned by a judge who said the case against him was "weak at best."






inmate freed from jail after judge throws out double murder conviction


jasmyn almodovar walked up an empty driveway at the cook county jail on friday afternoon, taking small, halting steps.her father's double murder conviction in 1995 had kept him behind bars almost her entire life.but a cook county judge on friday tossed out roberto almodovar's conviction after a...






high court reverses murder conviction in fatal shooting


atlanta (ap) — nine years after a teen allegedly killed a man who stopped to ask for directions, his murder conviction has been tossed because of a faulty search warrant. the georgia supreme court on monday reversed the conviction of avery leon bryant, who was 17 when prosecutors say he shot newton gordon in east […]






after 15 years in prison, father is freed because of questionable evidence in sh


a man who spent 15 years in prison for shaking his baby to death was freed saturday, one day after a judge set aside his conviction. zavion johnson, 34, walked out of the sacramento county jail, where he was being held while his court case was heard. he had been serving a sentence of 25 years to...






rape survivors will go to jail if they refuse to testify in louisiana: district


survivors of sexual assault are often in shock or suffering from trauma, but one louisiana district attorney couldn’t possibly care less if it leads to a conviction. democrat leon cannizzaro explained to wwl radio that sometimes a crime victim needs to be put in jail so that he can get the cri...






michigan man convicted on single hair freed after 41 years


a detroit man who spent four decades in prison was freed on thursday after prosecutors agreed that his 1976 murder conviction hinged on the flimsiest of evidence: a single hair.






michigan man convicted on single hair freed after 41 years


a detroit man who spent four decades in prison was freed on thursday after prosecutors agreed that his 1976 murder conviction hinged on the flimsiest of evidence: a single hair.






conviction tossed for ny man who served 20 years for murder


buffalo, n.y. (ap) — a new york man who spent 20 years behind bars for murder is a free man after his conviction was thrown out. cory epps was released from custody friday, after erie county district attorney john flynn said newly discovered evidence cast doubt on whether epps was guilty. a jury convicted the […]






martin tankleff, freed from prison, passes new york state bar exam


martin tankleff is one big step closer to becoming an attorney -- 10 years after he was freed from prison when an appellate court overturned his conviction for killing his parents.






julian assange: ‘i do not forgive or forget’


london (dpa) – wikileaks founder julian assange said he will not “forgive or forget” the fact that he was “detained for seven years without charge,” after swedish prosecutors said they had dropped a rape charge against him. “detained for seven years without charge...






california man freed after 15 years for shaken baby death


sacramento, calif. (ap) — a california man who spent 15 years in prison for shaking his baby to death was freed saturday, one day after a judge set aside his conviction. zavion johnson, 34, walked out of the sacramento county jail, where he was being held while his court case was heard. he had been […]






hearing ordered for man serving life sentence for 1971 rape


a man serving a life sentence for the 1971 rape of a nurse is getting a court-ordered hearing to determine if authorities withheld evidence that could exonerate him.






man sues denver over rape conviction that was overturned


denver (ap) — a denver man who spent 28 years in prison for a rape conviction that was eventually overturned has sued the city and several former officials. the denver post reported friday that clarence moses-el filed suit in federal court alleging malicious prosecution, destruction of evidence, fabrication of evidence and other claims. city officials […]






man who had murder conviction reversed in grocery store killing sues authorities


mario casciaro, who was sent to prison for 26 years for the murder of his teenage co-worker, only to be freed after the conviction was reversed, is now seeking millions of dollars in damages from those who brought the case against him.it took two trials before casciaro was convicted in 2013 of...






man who had murder conviction reversed in grocery store killing sues authorities


mario casciaro, who was sent to prison for 26 years for the murder of his teenage co-worker, only to be freed after the conviction was reversed, is now seeking millions of dollars in damages from those who brought the case against him. it took two trials before casciaro was convicted in 2013 of...






after spending 17 years in prison for rape he didn't commit, gary city employee


roosevelt glenn spent 17 years wrongly imprisoned for a 1992 rape conviction before being released in 2009. his ordeal was the subject of an episode of cbs' "48 hours" program earlier this year, and he said tuesday that he wants to work to spread his story even further. glenn has been an employee...






idaho man who didn’t match murder dna freed after 20 years


boise, idaho — an idaho man who experts say was coerced into a false murder confession is now free after spending half his life behind bars. an eastern idaho judge released christopher tapp on wednesday morning after vacating his rape conviction and resentencing him to time served for the 1996 murder of angie dodd. the […]






man exonerated for la murder walks free after 32 years


a man whose murder conviction was tossed by a california judge walked free thursday after 32 years in prison.






colorado inmate freed early, jailed again wins release


a suburban denver robbery-kidnapping convict was ordered released from prison tuesday after being mistakenly freed decades early, then re-incarcerated.






man who served 20 years of life sentence for arson conviction to be freed


cook county prosecutors granted adam gray his freedom wednesday after deciding that advancements in fire science raised too many questions about his conviction for setting a fire in 1993 that killed two people on chicago's southwest side.gray was scheduled to be released from prison wednesday,...






el salvador woman jailed after stillbirth seeks freedom


after 10 years in prison, teodora del carmen vasquez, convicted under a strict abortion law, hopes she will be freed.