**On death row for almost 30 years, Glenn Ford walked out of the state prison at 5:40 p.m. March 11
*Undisclosed new evidence in the crime obtained last year set the wheels in motion toward Ford’s release. A court order vacating Ford’s first-degree murder conviction and death sentence was filed Tuesday.
The attorneys say that new information corroborates what their client claimed all along: “That he was not present at nor involved in the crime for which he had been convicted and sentenced to death.”
According to Ford’s attorneys, his trial was “profoundly compromised by inexperienced counsel and by the unconstitutional suppression of evidence at his trial, including information from an informant, a suppressed police report related to the time of the crime and evidence of the murder weapon, which implicated the true perpetrator.”*
30 years of his life stolen from him. He is now 64 years old, so his parents likely died while he was sitting on death row.
His young son is now a grown man, with children of his own.
Now at an age when most people retire, he has no home, no job and no retirement savings.
I’ve seen no mention of his family, other than his son. I wonder if his family stayed with him during 30 year ordeal, or if he was left to suffer alone.