Photo: Damon Thibodeaux (center) leaves prison with Denny LeBoeuf and Steve Kaplan
On Friday, Damon Thibodeaux became the 300th person to be proven innocent and exonerated through DNA testing in the nation. Thibodeaux had spent the past 15 years on Louisiana’s death row.
Thibodeaux spoke to the Los Angeles Times as he took his first step toward a new life, inhaling a deep breath of “free air.”
“It’s probably the best breath I’ve ever had,” he said.
Selected media coverage of Damon Thibodeaux’s exoneration:
Louisiana death-row inmate Damon Thibodeaux exonerated with DNA evidence. (09/28/12)
New Orleans Times Picayune:
Angola death row inmate who gave false confession released after 15 years (09/28/12)
Los Angeles Times:
DNA evidence exonerates 300th prisoner nationwide (10/1/12)
After 15 years on death row, freedom (9/28/12)
Innocent man released from death row hopes for criminal justice reforms (09/28/12)