- Associated Press - Thursday, July 28, 2016

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Prosecutors say they still think he’s guilty, but a man who once faced 66 years in prison had the sentence cut to 18 under a plea agreement that follows an investigation involving the nonprofit Innocence Project New Orleans.

The Advocate (https://bit.ly/2azBTY9) reports that Donald Degruy pleaded guilty Wednesday to a 2001 armed robbery and got the reduced sentence that will free him in September with credit for time served.

The legal nonprofit’s director, Emily Maw, says there’s clear evidence another man robbed the pharmacy. The other man has admitted to the holdup. However, prosecutor’s spokesman Christopher Bowman says prosecutors believe Degruy is guilty.

Degruy’s agreement resulted from a 17-month partnership between Maw’s office and the district attorney’s office to reverse bad convictions. The partnership was disbanded in January.

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