Manning free from Angola after 41 years

New DNA evidence proved he was highly unlikely to have murdered Vonda Harris in 1977

By Robert K. Wright

On Monday, Gerald Manning, a former Wossman High School basketball star who was jailed in 1977 for a crime he didn’t commit was ordered to be released from prison. Wednesday morning he walked out of Angola at age 57 with very little education, no money and the majority of his life stolen from him.

Manning had been an in


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