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OK Innocence Project proves Willard O’Neal was wrongfully convicted after serving 17 years in prison

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Innocence Project (OKIP) announced in a press release on Wednesday, September 11 that Tulsa resident Willard O’Neal was wrongfully convicted.  In 2001, O’Neal was found guilty of first-degree murder of a strip club owner and attempted murder of his bodyguard. He was sentenced to […]

Hear Oklahoma exonerees Perry Lott and DeMarchoe Carpenter share their “Stories from the Innocent”

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Monday, September 10, Perry Lott and DeMarchoe Carpenter, two Oklahoma exonerees, will share their journey to freedom during a program titled “Stories from the Innocent.”  The event will take place at Oklahoma City University School of Law’s McLaughlin Hall, 800 N. Harvey Avenue, from 5:30 […]

2nd annual OKIP Wrongful Conviction Day Fish Fry set for Oct 7 at Saints Pub

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Saints Pub, 1715 NW 16th Street, in Oklahoma City’s Plaza District, will host its second annual Wrongful Conviction Day Fish Fry on Saturday, October 7, benefiting the Oklahoma Innocence Project (OKIP). Located at the Oklahoma City University School of Law, 800 N Harvey Ave., OKIP […]

Saints Pub to host fundraiser for OK Innocence Project to help the wrongfully convicted

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma Innocence Project (OKIP) at Oklahoma City University School of Law will host a Catfish Fry on Sunday, October 2 at Saints Pub, 1715 NW 16th Street, in Oklahoma City’s Plaza District. The event will raise money for the Project, which is the only organization in Oklahoma dedicated […]

Oklahoma Innocence Project to hold Meet & Greet for exonerees Malcolm Scott and De’Marchoe Carpenter

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Thursday, September 15, the Oklahoma Innocence Project (OKIP) will host “A Conversation with Malcolm Scott and De’Marchoe Carpenter” followed by a Meet & Greet event.  These two men were recently exonerated because of the tireless legal advocacy work done by the Oklahoma Innocence Project. The discussion will take […]

Capitol Report for Saturday, May 21: Innocent men are freed, students ‘fly away’

On this week’s edition of Capitol Report, Patrick B. McGuigan praised the legal system’s exoneration of De’Marchoe (aka Demarco)  Carpenter and Malcolm Scott. Convicted of the 1994 murder of Karen Summers and sentenced to life in prison, the men were freed earlier this month as a result of work by lawyer and students affiliated with […]

Joyful advocates join in Tulsa to celebrate release of two innocent men: Malcolm Scott and De’Marchoe Carpenter

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor Malcolm Scott and De’Marchoe Carpenter are in their early days of freedom after serving 20 years. The pair was wrongly convicted for the 1994 murder of Karen Summer. The Oklahoma Innocence Project, based at Oklahoma City University, took the lead role in documenting their innocence and securing their release. The […]

Oklahoma Innocence Project to highlight push for criminal justice reforms

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – A bipartisan group of Oklahomans will come to the University of Oklahoma Faculty House near the state Capitol for a press conference on Thursday morning. Participants will include Tim Durham, who was wrongfully convicted of a rape in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Joining him will be Nancy Vollersten, whose brother […]

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