A lawsuit filed in 2017 by Rodricus Crawford against the Caddo DA and Caddo Coroner was dismissed with prejudice by U.S. District Court Judge Elizabeth Foote in a ruling issued on Monday, February 25, 2019.
Crawford was convicted in Caddo District Court in 2013 for the murder of his infant son, Roderius Lott. He spent nearly three years on death row before the conviction was overturned. The Caddo DA announced in 2017 Crawford would not be retried.
Prosecutors had said the baby was smothered, while an expert testified that Roderius died of pneumonia sepsis.