- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Glenn Ford, the longest-serving death-row inmate in Louisiana, was freed from jail late Tuesday after spending 30 years behind bars for a murder he didn’t commit.

He’s now 64, and he told reporters outside the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, where he’d been held since 1985: “My sons, when I left, was babies. Now they’re grown men with babies,” The Washington Post reported.

Mr. Ford said he does harbor some resentment for his wrong imprisonment, The Post said.

He was convicted of first-degree murder decades ago and sentenced to death by electrocution for the robbery and murder of a Shreveport watchmaker. Mr. Ford always maintained his innocence, but until recently, courts ignored him.

Last year, however, prosecutors filed paperwork in court showing that someone else had confessed to the crime. State District Judge Ramona Emanuel moved this week to void Mr. Ford’s conviction.

“It feels good” Mr. Ford said, The Post reported. “It feels real good.”

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