NEW ORLEANS — Albert Woodfox, who has spent nearly all of the last four decades in solitary confinement and was facing his third trial for a 1972 murder, was set free Friday as part of a plea deal with Louisiana prosecutors.
Mr. Woodfox, who has long maintained his innocence in the murder of Brent Miller, a 23-year-old prison corrections officer, pleaded no contest to lesser charges of manslaughter and aggravated burglary earlier on Friday before a judge in West Feliciana Parish, about 30 miles north of Baton Rouge.
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