New Orleans man, 62, free after 42 years and plea agreement

Elvis Brooks smiles as he leaves the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola in Angola, La., Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Brooks, who has spent two-thirds of his life in prison for a killing he always denied committing, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was released. Innocence Project New Orleans attorneys say evidence that would have cleared him was withheld at trial. Prosecutors offered the plea agreement Tuesday which was accepted.

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