A 59-year-old man who had been sentenced to life imprisonment for a murder he did not commit was released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary. Gerald Manning was 17 when he was sentenced for the rape and murder of Vonda Harris in 1977. A recent DNA test proved Manning’s innocence, and he was released from prison after 41 years of incarceration. But because he took a plea bargain, he won’t be getting any compensation for wrongful conviction from the state, as The Advocate reported.
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