GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) -- Prosecutors are offering a man who spent 30 years on South Carolina's death row a plea deal that would allow him to go free.
During a hearing Friday in Greenwood County, a lawyer for Edward Lee Elmore said he would accept the plea because he wants to leave prison, but maintains Elmore innocence.
Elmore has been behind bars since he was convicted of killing Dorothy Edwards, whose body was found in a closet in her home, stabbed 52 times. His sentence has been overturned three times.
Elmore's attorneys say a strand of blond hair found on Edwards after her death shows Elmore was not her killer. Elmore has black hair.