Man Imprisoned for 46 Years Walks Free After Conviction Overturned

November 15, 2017

A man has been released from prison nearly half a century after his lawyers say he was wrongfully convicted of a horrific crime. Wilbert Jones is now 65, but was only 19 when he was arrested in the abduction and sexual assault of a nurse in Louisiana. His family was there, overjoyed to see him walk through the prison gates 46 years later. Jones had been accused of kidnapping a nurse from a hospital parking lot at gunpoint and raping her in Baton Rouge.'s Mara Montalbano ( has more.


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