Former Delaware death row inmate indicted for human trafficking

WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 30-year-old man who once spent time on Delaware's death row has been indicted by a federal grand jury on human trafficking charges.

Isaiah McCoy, 30, was arrested in Honolulu on Wednesday for promoting prostitution, according to the Honolulu Police Department. Law enforcement sources tell Hawaii News Now he was to be transferred into federal custody on Thursday evening.

McCoy made national headlines in 2012 when Delaware's highest court overturned his murder conviction and death sentence, citing prosecutorial misconduct. A second trial resulted in McCoy being acquitted of the 2010 murder.

After being freed, McCoy moved to Hawaii. He was arrested during a large Honolulu police operation in McCully last September in which police captured 18-year-old Jordan Smith, who was suspected of committing a Waikiki triple shooting that killed a man.

McCoy and Smith are friends from Delaware.

The circumstances surrounding McCoy's arrest are not yet known, but police sources say the man's wife, a sergeant in the U.S. Army, was also arrested.

This story will be updated. 

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