Carl Wade, a convicted murderer, was just hours away from freedom when he died while still in prison The Associated Press reported.Wade was serving 32-years-to-life after he was convicted of shooting a man to death in 1986.
He died Thursday.
Wade was recommended for compassionate release, a law that allows convicts whose death is imminent to spend their last days with their families.
The Los Angeles Times reported that he was not able to survive without “continuous streams of oxygen,” due to his heart and lung disease.
Originally, a judge blocked his release but an appeals court overruled that order, and Wade was to be freed to spend his last few days with his loved ones.
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