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Innocent man who spent 15 years on Death Row over murder charge dies of Covid

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Daily Star's biggest headlines straight to your inbox!A man who spent a decade and a half on death row after being wrongly convicted for his step-cousin's rape and murder has died of Covid.Damon Thibodeaux died of Covid-related complications on August 31.He spent the near-decade since his exoneration and release in 2012 campaigning for the rights of falsely accused inmates.Thibodeaux spent the entire 15-year jail sentence in solitary confinement.Social justice charity the Innocence Project released the news and added Damon was a "kind and gentle" person.They tweeted: "The Innocence Project mourns the loss of Damon Thibodeaux, an incredibly kind and gentle person, who spent 16 years wrongly imprisoned in Louisiana."He was the 142nd person.

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