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
, and view media coverage of the exoneration below.
Los Angeles Times:
Judge frees oklahoma man facing execution
Judge releases McCarty; rips former chemist
The Oklahoman / News 9:
Ex-death row inmate freed