Two New Orleans men spent a combined 70 years incarcerated for crimes they did not commit

 10:41 PM CST December 25, 2023

NEW ORLEANS — Imagine missing Christmas for more than 30 years in a row, and the reason you’re missing the holiday is no fault of your own.

 

Jerry Davis and Larry Moses were wrongly convicted for crimes they did not commit and missed Christmas with their families for more than three decades.

 

WWL Louisiana met them hours after they were initially released; months later we met up with them again right before they finally got to celebrate Christmas as free men.

 

More than 30 years ago two New Orleans men lost their freedom, today, they leisurely sit along the Riverfront in the Ninth Ward enjoying the December view.

 

Jerry Davis said, “I thought I’d never see a ship again in the river.”

 

Watching the boats go by and talking about dressing up as Santa Claus. Laughter, for decades, there was little of that where they were.

 

WWL asked them, “Gentlemen, what’s it like to be sitting here today after we met?” Davis said it’s, “Wonderful.” Larry Moses said, “It’s a good feeling. To look out over the railway look at the city.”

 

Watch the segment here.