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Man exonerated last year after 30 years on death row dies

Man exonerated last year after 30 years on death row dies

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A 65-year-old Shreveport man on death row for three decades before being exonerated last year has died.

An attorney for Glenn Ford told multiple media outlets that Ford died Monday. Ford had been diagnosed with lung cancer.

The attorney, William Most, says Ford had been the longest-serving death row inmate in the U.S. at the time of his release on March 10, 2014. Ford was found guilty in 1984 in the 1983 murder of a Shreveport jeweler, but his conviction was vacated after new evidence pointed to a different suspect in the killing.

After his release, Ford petitioned the state of Louisiana for compensation but was denied.

Ford, who resided in New Orleans after his release and until his death, is survived by several children and grandchildren living in California.

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