Baton Rouge man whose rape conviction was overturned to taste freedom after nearly 46 years behind bars

A state judge set a $2,000 bail Tuesday for a 64-year-old Baton Rouge man who has spent nearly 46 years in prison for a rape conviction that the judge recently threw out.

Wilbert Jones, who has been imprisoned for 45 years on a rape conviction that a Baton Rouge state judge recently threw out, could learn Tuesda…

Wilbert Jones, who remained calm throughout the hearing, is expected to be released from prison Wednesday into the waiting arms of family and friends who said they have been praying for this day.

“He already requested gumbo,” Jones’ niece, Wajeedah Jones, said outside the 19th Judicial District Courthouse where District Judge Richard Anderson

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