August 2, 2012 (CHICAGO) --A former death row inmate whose wrongful conviction helped put an end to the death penalty in Illinois will go back to prison, the Cook County State's Attorney's office said.
Anthony Porter pleaded guilty to stealing deodorant from a Chicago pharmacy. He was sentenced to one year in prison.
Porter served almost 17 years in prison for murder. He was released after a man confessed to the crime.