Fontenot is serving life without parole for the robbery, kidnapping and murder of Donna Denice Haraway, who disappeared from her job at an Ada convenience store. Her remains were found 30 miles east of Ada in 1986.
Gerry Bender, manager of the Litigation Division for the city of Tulsa, said Cox was not responsible for the conviction of Sedrick Courtney.
Sedrick Courtney filed a federal suit against the city in June 2014 alleging city officials used manufactured evidence to convict him of robbery and burglary and then obstructed his exoneration efforts while in prison and on parole. He spent 16 years in prison before being cleared of wrongdoing.
Sedrick Courtney spent 15 years in prison and sued the city last year after DNA evidence cleared him of wrongdoing. Past federal juries in similar cases have awarded $1 million per each year an innocent person was imprisoned.
Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has set Sept. 30 for the new execution date.
"Dear Governor Mary Fallin: We urge you to stay the execution of Richard Glossip so that deep concerns about his guilt can be addressed."
A Tulsa County judge has set a court date to hear the case of two men seeking post-conviction relief from life sentences for a 1994 drive-by slaying in Tulsa.
How many people are convicted of crimes they did not commit? Last year, a study Samuel R. Gross co-authored on the issue was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. It shows that 4.1 percent of defendants who are sentenced to death in the United States are later shown to be innocent: 1 in 25.
Willard O'Neal is serving life without parole and life for a shooting outside a Tulsa club that killed one man and injured another.
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Karl Fontenot, 50, is serving life without parole for the slaying of Ada grocery clerk Donna Harraway.
Months after Tulsa police investigated the murder of Michelle Murphy's infant, the department's crime lab experienced a meltdown. Did this affect evidence in criminal cases at the time?
After being exonerated in her baby's death, Michelle Murphy is trying to rebuild her life. Her attorney believes the state owes her an apology for her wrongful conviction.
Michelle Murphy served 20 years in prison for the brutal stabbing death of her infant son. Murphy has been exonerated and declared innocent by a judge. But the question remains: Did police and prosecutors investigate all possible suspects in the case?
On the same day in September that Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris dismissed a murder charge against Michelle Murphy, District Judge William Kellough allowed Harris to file under seal certain court documents related to her case.
Twenty years ago to the day, Michelle Murphy's son was found dead, and she was later convicted of murder and sentenced to life without parole.
Sedrick Courtney, who was cleared of wrongdoing after spending 16 years in prison, has sued the city and others in Tulsa federal court.
Innocent people wrongly accused and convicted is a negative in the nation’s legal system.
Students at a law school in Oklahoma City will hear Tuesday from the head of a group dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people.
More than five years after his final act from the Texas death chamber gurney was a profanity-filled tirade, the murder case of executed inmate Cameron Todd Willingham refuses to die.
A man who spent 25 years in prison for rape was exonerated Monday as a judge threw out his convictions because DNA evidence show
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Dawayne Erby (right) hugs his father Lonnie Erby, Monday, in St. Louis Circuit Court. Lonnie Erby, 49, who served 17 years in prison for three…