Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Louis Taylor Freed After 42 Years In Jail For Deadly Fire

A man who was locked up for more than 40 years for starting a deadly fire at an Arizona hotel has walked free from prison after years of doubt about his conviction.

Louis Taylor was just 16 when he was arrested following the inferno which killed 29 people at the Pioneer Hotel in Tucson in December 1970.

"It's a tale of two tragedies: the Pioneer Hotel fire and my conviction," he told reporters gathered outside the prison.

He could continue his fight to fully clear his name or enter a plea and get out of prison straightaway.