Appeals court vacates ‘unconscionable’ life sentence for New Orleans man over theft of $15 from ‘bait vehicle’

Walter Johnson was walking down a street in Uptown New Orleans a week before Thanksgiving in 2013 when he noticed a Jeep Cherokee with the driver’s side window down. He glanced inside and saw a laptop and $ 15 in cash — a $ 10 bill and a $ 5. Johnson …
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