State Supreme Court Judge Questions Glenn Ford Innocence [VIDEO]
Louisiana State Supreme Court Justice Scott Crichton talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the highly publicized Glenn Ford case. Ford, who was released from Louisiana's death row after 29 years, was freed in 2014 after his conviction was voided by a state court. Ford died of cancer 16 months later.
Crichton tells KEEL listeners, however, that he has doubts that Ford was completely innocent in the 1983 murder of Isadore Rozeman, saying that Ford "was involved as a principal in the crime of at least second degree murder."
Update: Following the airing of our interview with Justice Crichton, 101.7 / 710 KEEL received the following email:
I just listened to the interview about Glenn Ford. I served on that jury. I can assure you there was nothing racial about our decision. Based on the evidence that was presented to us, we concluded that he was guilty. Period. I think one of the appeals was based on race....he could have been polka dotted, the facts are the facts. We also had no idea of his extensive rap sheet at the time. We gave up 11 days of our life and took our responsibility very seriously. Thanks for your time. I just wanted to tell it from a juror's perspective.