Court refuses to award money to man who was on death row for 30 years for murder he did not commitBy Mason White 1:27 PM March 31, 2015
By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A man was freed from prison after he spent 30 years on death row for a crime he did not commit.
Glenn Ford was in prison nearly half of his life for a murder he did not commit. He spent nearly 30 years on death row in Louisiana.
After he was freed, the 65-year-old man was seeking compensation for wrongful imprisonment.
However, Caddo Parish District Judge Katherine Dorroh denied compensation to Ford, saying that while Ford did not commit the murder that led to his imprisonment, he was “found guilty of a lesser crime and that he is not an innocent man.”
The judge said that Ford knew of the robbery plans that led to death and he did not stop it. He also tried to destroy evidence by pawning items stolen during the robbery and he tried to find buyers for the murder weapon used in the murder.
“While Mr. Ford does not have the blood of Isadore Rozeman on his hands, he did not have clean hands,” Dorroh wrote in her order.
Ford’s lawyer, Gary Clements, said: “if you pawn jewelry you never spend 30 years in death row.” Ford’s lawyers will appeal the ruling.