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Innocence Project: DNA frees Oklahoma man convicted of rape

 


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma man who spent more than 30 years in prison for rape in southeastern Oklahoma is free after the Innocence Project presented DNA evidence it said excluded him from the crime.

Court records show 56-year-old Perry Lott was released Monday.

Lott was sentenced in 1988 to more than 200 years for rape, robbery, burglary and making a bomb threat related to the 1987 attack on a woman at her home in Ada, about 65 miles (105 kilometers) southeast of Oklahoma City.

Pontotoc County District Attorney Paul Smith declined to vacate the convictions, but offered to modify th...



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