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'Innocent Man' inmate to walk free, but for how long?

 

December 18, 2019



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma man is just days away from walking out of prison after a federal judge decided he has spent 35 years in prison for a kidnapping and murder that evidence indicates he likely didn't commit, and yet his freedom could be short-lived.

U.S. District Judge James Payne in August ordered Karl Fontenot, 55, to be released by Thursday, writing in his nearly 200-page decision that newly discovered evidence provides "solid proof of Mr. Fontenot's probable innocence." The judge cited numerous problems with his conviction including: new evidence establishing an alibi and...



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