Glenn Ford: I was locked up for almost 30 years for something I didn't do

By Marquel Sennet |

Published 03/11 2014 10:36PM

Updated 03/12 2014 01:49AM

A local man, who spent nearly 30 years on death row, walks away a free man Tuesday. Glenn Ford was found guilty of first degree murder in 1984.

"My minds going in all kinds of directions, but it feel good."

Ford was escorted out of the Louisiana State Penitentiary, where he sat on death row for almost 30 years.

"It's resentment, not feeling bitter."

He was found guilty of killing business owner Isadore Rozeman. In 2014 the the Caddo Parish District Attorney's office says new evidence may show Ford wasn't even at the scene of the murder.

“I was locked up almost 30 years for something I didn't do."

Time he says he can never get back.

"My sons when I left was babies now they're grown men with babies."

Amnesty International says Ford was Louisiana's longest-serving death row prisoner, who was finally able to leave death row as a survivor.

In Louisiana a person who is wrongfully incarcerated is eligible for $15,000 per year, but the most they can receive is $150,000. Under the law that's the most Glenn Ford can receive.

Now the victim's family says they're left with even more unanswered questions. Rozeman's nephew spoke first to NBC 6 about the new developments in the case. Dr. Phillip Rozeman still believes Ford was involved. He hopes the person responsible for pulling the trigger is found.

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