After last conviction overturned, Woodfox of 'Angola 3' fame charged again in '72 murder


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NEW ORLEANS — Months after his last conviction was thrown out, a prisoner known as one of the "Angola Three" has been charged again in the 1972 death of a guard.

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said a West Feliciana Parish grand jury returned an indictment Thursday charging Albert Woodfox with murder in the stabbing death of Brent Miller.

A federal appeals court in November upheld the reversal of Woodfox's last conviction.

Caldwell says Woodfox's record already included arrests for rape and robbery when Miller was killed. He said evidence of Woodfox's guilt is "undeniable." Woodfox says he did not kill Miller. His attorneys note he was never convicted of rape.

Woodfox and two others became known as the Angola Three due to long stretches in solitary confinement at Louisiana's prison in Angola.

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