Entries tagged with “Curtis McCarty

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May 11, 2007

BREAKING NEWS: Oklahoma Man Freed Today from Death Row — 124th Death Penalty Exoneration

Curtis Edward McCarty, who had been sen­tenced to die three times and has spent 21 years on Oklahomas death row for a crime he did not com­mit, has been released after District Court Judge Twyla Mason Gray ordered that the charges against him be dis­missed. Gray ruled that the case against McCarty was taint­ed by the ques­tion­able tes­ti­mo­ny of for­mer police chemist Joyce Gilchrist, who gave improp­er expert tes­ti­mo­ny about semen and hair evi­dence dur­ing McCarty’s tri­al. Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater said his office will not appeal…

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Aug 15, 2018

Fox Commentator: Oklahoma Frontier Justice” Has Produced Wretched Record” of Wrongful Capital Convictions

Calling Oklahoma the noto­ri­ous home of Hang Em High’ exe­cu­tions,” con­ser­v­a­tive com­men­ta­tor and Fox News con­trib­u­tor Michelle Malkin (pic­tured) has urged the state to adopt sytemic reforms to address its wretched record on wrong­ful convictions.”

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Arbitrariness

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Innocence

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Prosecutorial Accountability

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Nov 05, 2015

History of Misconduct Chronicled in Oklahoma County With 41 Executions

Oklahoma County has exe­cut­ed 41 pris­on­ers since 1976, the third high­est in the coun­try, and is among the 2% of American coun­ties respon­si­ble for 56% of the men and women cur­rent­ly on the nation’s death rows. A ThinkProgress report chron­i­cles the decades-long pat­tern of mis­con­duct com­mit­ted under its long-time District Attorney Cowboy Bob” Macy (pic­tured).