Thu, 09/10/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Exonerated: Curtis Edward McCarty and the death penalty
Curtis Edward McCarty was convicted and sentenced to death twice for a 1982 murder in Oklahoma City. After repeated court battles and 21 years in prison - 19 on death row - McCarty was exonerated and released following a 2005 appeals court ruling based on new DNA evidence and findings of a "continued pattern of government misconduct." McCarty was the 124th person in the United States to be exonerated and released since 1973 after spending time on death row.
This week, Jo Ann and Dave talk with McCarty about his experience and his struggle to win his freedom.