Man freed after spending *42 years* in prison for NOLA robbery and murder he did not commit based on bad eyewitness ID, withholding of exculpatory evidence. “Elvis Brooks became a suspect because he was an African American man who lived in the area."
Making those w viable innocence claims plead guilty just to get home is a sadly common move. But ADA’s comments are HORRIFIC. He spent 42 yrs in prison, but the ADA is “showing mercy.” Worse: “He’s 62 years old and still has an opportunity for a life.”