A wrongfully accused Louisiana inmate is released from prison after nearly 30 years on death row.
A judge signed an order to dismiss the first degree murder conviction and death sentence of 64-year-old Glenn Ford.
Ford had been the state's longest serving death row inmate.
He was serving time for the murder of jeweler Isadore Rozeman, who was found shot to death behind the counter of his store in November 1983.
Prosecutors would not reveal the new evidence which clears Ford in fear that it may jeopardize their future case against the actual murderer.
Ford says, "My mind is going in all kinds of directions but it feels good."
Louisiana has a law qualifying all those who served time but are later exonerated pay of $25,000 per year for wrongful incarceration, with a maximum payout of $250,000, plus an additional $80,000 for loss of "life opportunities."