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Attorney General Jeff Landry Statement on Albert Woodfox Plea
2/19/2016

BATON ROUGE, LA - Attorney General Jeff Landry issued the following statement on today’s plea by Albert Woodfox:

“After more than four decades, the Attorney General’s Office has brought finality to the matter of State of Louisiana versus Albert Woodfox.

I would like to thank the family of Brent Miller for their courage and cooperation. Their support has been instrumental in today’s very difficult decision.

After carefully considering all of the facts and circumstances surrounding this case and its procedural history, as it stands today – our team of prosecutors believes this plea is in the best interest of justice.

It is clear that the Federal District Court has signaled its intention to force Albert Woodfox’s release without any admission of guilt. In the best interest of justice and with the recognition of 42 years of hard labor served, we achieved a conviction waving his right to appeal.

Today’s plea brings closure to the family of Brent Miller, justice for the people of Louisiana, and finality to this decades-long prosecution.

Albert Woodfox, by his own plea, stands convicted of the homicide of Brent Miller. In accordance with that plea, he was sentenced to 42 years of incarceration and given credit for time served. Additionally, he waived his rights to appeal this sentence.”

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