This kind of news always makes me grateful to have friends and colleagues who are dedicated to defending the rights of the oppressed and fighting for justice. They really inspire me.
Today, in Jefferson Parish, the Innocence Project New Orleans won an exoneration for Henry James, now 50, who was convicted and sentenced to life without benefit of parole in 1982 for an aggravated rape that he did not commit. He has spent the last 30 years at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.
The effort put in by IPNO, especially Paul Killebrew, to even find the DNA testing of the rape kit after all those years was extraordinary. In May 2010, a lab worker stumbled upon a slide from James’ case and DNA testing later excluded James as the perpetrator in the rape.
Henry James is expected to walk out of the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola on Friday.
Congratulations to everyone at IPNO. Keep up the hard work!
If you or a loved one is being accused of a Sex Crime in the New Orleans area, it is imperative that you hire an attorney who is dedicated to the defense of people charged with sex crimes. Contact the Attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter for a consultation. Our goal is to protect your rights and preserve your freedom.