By Heather Nolan

A federal appeals court has denied a request by Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office to re-hear the case of John Floyd, who spent 36 years locked up for a murder he says he didn’t commit.

Floyd was released last year after U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance ruled he made a credible claim he was coerced into falsely confessing to two similar 1980 murders.

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