Judge Larry Jefferson apologized for giving a man a life sentence; called it a miscarriage of justice prompted by the system’s desire to whip a black judge in line
It’s unusual that a judge will go to bat for a suspect he believes has been wrongfully convicted; usually once found guilty by a jury the case is over. However, 4th District Judge Larry Jefferson has made a career of correcting wrongs and battling the system.
Last week, the controversial judge had to bow to pressure from the Louisiana Supreme Court and sentence a wrongfully convicted man to life in prison, without the benefit of parole or probation.
The case involved Eric Dominic Nabors who was charged with the 2013 death of a two-year-old child left in his care. The child was left with Nabors, who left it unattended. When he ret