KINGSLAND, Ga. (AP) — A Black man who spent more than 16 years in prison in Florida on a wrongful conviction has been fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy in Georgia during a traffic stop. Leonard Cure was shot and killed by a Camden County deputy during a traffic stop Monday. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says the deputy used a stun gun when Cure refused to follow commands. Officials say Cure then became violent, prompting the deputy to shoot him. Cure was spending life in prison in Florida for a 2003 robbery when he was released from prison in 2020. Florida prosecutors reviewed the case and asked to have Cure freed, saying prosecutors at the time ignored his solid alibis.
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