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Louis Taylor: 'Persevered through grace of God'

Freed after 42 years behind bars, Taylor still maintains innocence in the 1970 Pioneer Hotel fire

An emotional Louis Taylor maintained his innocence while explaining his decision to plead no contest in the 1970 Hotel Pioneer fire the day after a hearing before Arizona Judge Richard Fields set him free after 42 years behind bars. (with video)
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Apr 3, 2013, 2:52 pm
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1978 Hotel Pioneer fire

You sure you wanna stick with this one?

Apr 3, 2013, 7:03 pm
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Why is it that the trial was “tainted with racism” simply because there was an all white jury?  How does that make those jurors racist?  You cite no other evidence to show racism and that’s a very inflammatory statement. And why is it that the county attorney did a “bad thing” by agreeing to let him out?  I’ve read the trial transcripts and there was significant evidence to show his guilt that the jury heard.  The decision to let him be released came about because of possible doubts at this point, not because he didn’t commit the crime.  It’s too easy to throw around accusations of racism with no evidence, but it doesn’t make it true.

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