Reggie Cole struck a pose on the courthouse steps, flexing his biceps in a brand-new silver suit.
“Ladies and gentlemen, today is my first day of freedom,” he shouted on that day in 2010. “I feel good, and I’m just saying — damn, I look good!”
He danced down the steps, and giggles overtook him as he nearly fell.
“I’m telling you, boy, it feels good to be free,” he said with a grin toward a home video camera capturing the moment. “I’m out!”
Fifteen years earlier, Cole had been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a man outside of a South L.A. brothel.
Cole had always said he was...