Facts matter. He actually served for shoplifting 3 bottles of perfume worth $279. It was attempted rape 40 years ago. Nice try.
He never gave up behind bars, said his attorney, Deputy Public Defender Karen Nash.
“His is a story of redemption and compassion...14 prison guards wrote letters supporting his release,” Nash said. “He was drug addict and very different man back then.”
While in prison, Coe mentored other inmates and “became the poster person for rehabilitation,” she said.