Submitted by Sarah on Tue, 03/31/2015 - 16:45.
Glenn Ford spent thirty years on death row in Louisiana for a murder he did not commit. Now, the state of Louisiana is fighting his attempt to receive compensation for his wrongful conviction. In response, the former prosecutor who sent Ford to death row, A.M. “Marty” Stroud III, wrote a gut-wrenching apology calling on the state to drop the fight. He described himself in 1984, when he prosecuted the case, as “arrogant, judgmental, narcissistic and very full of myself. I was not as interested in justice as I was in winning.”
Stroud expresses sincere regret and takes responsibility for some of “the flaws of a system that effectively destroyed [Ford’s] life.”
I apologize to Glenn Ford for all the misery I have caused him and his family.
I apologize to the family of Mr. Rozeman for giving them the false hope of some closure.
Read the entire piece, including a video interview of Stroud, from the Shreveport Times.