Wrongly Convicted Man Released After 45-Year Prison Stint

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Man released after 45 years in prison

WATCH: After spending nearly 50 years in a Louisiana prison, Wilbert Jones is a free man thanks to his 1971 conviction being overturned. Now that he's out, he's thanking God and looking forward to some gumbo. FULL STORY: http://www.wbrz.com/news/louisiana-man-freed-after-rape-conviction-tossed

Posted by WBRZ Channel 2 on Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A man locked up for more than 45 years after being convicted of kidnapping and raping a Baton Rouge nurse in 1971 is enjoying his first full day of freedom today.

65-year-old Wilbert Jones was released from prison yesterday after a judge overturned his conviction when convinced that prosecutors withheld evidence pointing to another possible suspect.

Jones is free on bond while the state appeals the judge's ruling to the Louisiana Supreme Court.

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