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Oklahoma death row inmate denied request for new hearing


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma appeals court has rejected a request for a new hearing by a death row inmate convicted in the 2012 burning death of a woman he had dated.

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Thursday turned down the request by Donnie Harris Jr. for post-conviction release because of lost evidence, including a cigarette lighter prosecutors allege was used to set 25-year-old Kristi Ferguson of Pocola on fire, causing her death.

The court said information about missing evidence would have made no difference in the outcome of the trial because of the strength of other e...

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