Glenn Ford, who spent 30 years in prison at Angola, was released from death row after a Louisiana District Court judge vacated his murder conviction and death sentence after new information corroborated his claim that he wasn’t present or involved in the crime.
Ford was on death row for the 1983 murder of Isadore Rozeman, a Shreveport watchmaker and jeweler. He did occasional yard work for Rozeman, CBS
CBS reports Glenn Ford’s original court-appointed lawyer had never tried a murder case before and he was found guilty by an all-white jury in 1984. The same jury recommended a death sentence.
Isadore Rozeman’s nephew, Phillip Rozeman, said “This is a positive reflection on the criminal justice system. We don’t have animosity for anyone. If someone else was involved or others were involved in his death there also will be justice for those people.”