***CASE DETAILS COMING SOON*** After 28 years of wrongful imprisonment, Centurion client Dwayne LeBlanc was freed from a New Orleans prison on Friday, October 28. He was released into the loving arms of his family including his mother, Betty LeBlanc, father, Gilbert Merrick, and twin brother, Dwight.
Centurion joined Mr. LeBlanc’s fight for justice in 2012 when we began reinvestigating the case in New Orleans. After a decade of work in the field and challenging battles in the courts to prove Mr. LeBlanc’s innocence, we are incredibly proud to see him reunited with his family.
Commenting on Mr. LeBlanc’s release, Centurion’s Legal Director, Paul Casteleiro, said “We celebrate the joy of Dwayne LeBlanc and his family as they stand together in freedom, while we mourn the suffering they endured for 28 years as a result of the gross miscarriage of justice forced upon them by Louisiana‘s “Jim Crow” judicial system.”