April 1, 2006 - Posted at 12:12 p.m. CST
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A former death row inmate has been freed
from prison after pleading no contest to a reduced charge.
Under a plea agreement, Leamon White was sentenced to the time
he has already served.
White was released last night from the Jackson County Jail,
after he pleaded no contest earlier in the day to one count of
second-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault and three
counts of armed criminal action.
White was convicted of being part of a January, 1987, crime in
which three people were stabbed inside a Kansas City crack house.
One of the men died.
White had always maintained his innocence. And two years ago, a
federal judge ruled that White had ineffective counsel and
overturned his conviction.