Courtesy of Douglas Collier/The Shreveport Times

Prosecutor Apoligizes To Man Sentenced to Death Unjustly

01:00 January 01, 1970
By: Chris Plattsmier

In December1984, Glenn Ford was convicted of first-degree murder in Caddo Parish.  The family of the victim, Isadore Rozeman, felt that justice had been served when Ford was sentenced to the death penalty.  Fast forward thrity years, years that Ford spent in a cramped cell with no qualitty of life, and evidence surfaced that completely vindicated Ford of his supposed actions.

Attorney A.M. "Marty" Stroud III was the lead prosecutor on the case and in response to an editorial that was released on March 6 by The [Shreveport] Times that called for the state to repay Mr. Ford, penned quite the powerful apology.  He agrees with the editorial, hoping that the state does not try to fight Mr. Ford in trying recompensation for being unfairly jailed on death row for thirty years. 

Check out the whole letter written by Mr. Stroud III, here, on The Times' Wesbsite. 

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