Judge tosses Louisiana man's decades-old rape conviction

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Mail Online—BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A judge in Louisiana has thrown out the conviction of a man serving a life sentence for the 1971 rape of a nurse, ruling that...

Man seeks freedom after judge tosses decades-old rape case. A Louisiana man could be freed Tuesday after nearly 50 years in prison for a rape conviction recently thrown out by a judge who concluded authorities withheld evidence. State District Court Judge Richard Anderson overturned Wilbert Jones' conviction Oct. 31, saying the case against him was...