DOVER, Del. – A former death row inmate from Delaware who was later exonerated has been arrested in Hawaii on prostitution-related charges.
The Delaware State News reports that Isaiah Otis Wilmont McCoy was arrested by Honolulu police Jan. 3. He's been charged with two counts of promoting prostitution and one count of criminal contempt.
A spokesman for federal prosecutors said McCoy was indicted in a separate federal case Jan. 4 and charged with sex trafficking by force. McCoy has been ordered held in custody pending a detention hearing.
McCoy was convicted of shooting a Maryland man in 2010 and was initially sentenced to death. He spent nearly seven years in prison before being found not guilty during a second trial.
The name of his attorney could not immediately be determined.