News 05.14.07

Oklahoma man exonerated: more media coverage

After 21 years behind bars – including 16 on death row – Curtis McCarty was freed on Friday when an Oklahoma City judge dismissed charges that would have led to his third trial for a 1982 murder he didn’t commit. DNA testing in recent years has proven that someone else committed the crime.

Read more about McCarty’s case in the Innocence Project

press release

, and view media coverage of the exoneration below.

Los Angeles Times:

Judge frees oklahoma man facing execution

Oklahoma Gazette:

Judge releases McCarty; rips former chemist

The Oklahoman / News 9:

Ex-death row inmate freed

(with video)


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