Thursday, May 20, 2010
LOS ANGELES -- A Los Angeles man who was wrongly convicted and sentenced to life in prison for a 1994 murder and attempted robbery in South Los Angeles is a free man today.
Los Angeles based California Innocence Project, which helped get him released, says Reggie Deshawn Cole had been in prison for 14 years.
On March 27, 1994, Felipe Angeles was murdered during a robbery in South Los Angeles. Largely based on the false statement of an alleged eyewitness, Los Angeles police arrested Cole, who was found guilty and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.
He maintained his innocence throughout his trial and incarceration, according to the California Innocence Project, based at California Western School of Law in San Diego.