Post by drmalcolmxbrown on May 21, 2007 7:15:16 GMT -5
BREAKING NEWS: Oklahoma Man Freed Today from Death Row -- 124th Death Penalty Exoneration
May 11, 2007
Curtis Edward McCarty, who had been sentenced to die three times and has spent 21 years on Oklahoma's 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 Gray's decision.