Oklahoma Woman Exonerated of Infant Son’s Death Based on DNA and Other Evidence
With the consent of Tulsa District Attorney Tim Harris, a Tulsa court exonerated Michelle Murphy on Friday of the murder of her infant son based on new DNA evidence and other previously undisclosed evidence pointing to her innocence. Recent DNA testing of crime scene evidence points to an unknown male as the real perpetrator. In the course of representing Murphy, lawyers also uncovered other evidence pointing to Murphy’s innocence that was known to the prosecution at the time of trial but never disclosed to the defense.
KOTV- CBS Tulsa reported that Murphy spent two decades behind bars and that the judge’s ruling Friday also marked the 20th anniversary of her son’s death.
“I spent 20 years wrongfully in prison for something I didn’t do, and I’ve been fighting all these years to prove that,” Murphy said, according to KOTV- CBS.
Murphy is represented by Richard O’Carroll and Sharisse O’Carroll of O’Carroll & O’Carroll in Tulsa and Barry Scheck, co-director of the Innocence Project.
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