40+ Years After Epic Fire, Convicted Man to Go Free

LTaylorLouis Taylor has spent 43 years in prison for a crime he did not commit – setting a hotel on fire, resulting in the deaths of 29 people.

He was convicted based upon arson junk science and the false testimony of jailhouse snitches.

Two review committees determined that there is no longer enough evidence available to tell whether or not arson was in play.  They said that the experts in the original trial “used methods no longer valid in the science of today.”

The Arizona Justice Project played a key role in bringing the case to resolution.  Unfortunately, Louis Taylor will have to plead “no contest,” receive credit for time served, and be released on that basis.

You can read the CNN story here.  Watch 60 Minutes segment here.

One response to “40+ Years After Epic Fire, Convicted Man to Go Free

  1. Good news…. Just so sad it took so many years of his life for the system to get it together…

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