|Posted on January 11, 2014 at 10:50 AM|
Sorry for the absence. I took some time off to spend with the family. December 31st has come and gone and no word of whether or not The Oklahoma Innocence Project had any issues with Pontotoc County DA Chris Ross turning over all of the requested documents. One can assume that in this case, not hearing is a positive thing. This may mean that The OIC has not have to file any further grievences against the state to get the information needed. I have spoken to a woman in Ada that has seen many of these 800 pages of evidence withheld from the defense attorneys of Karl and Tommy by former DA Bill Peterson. Should Karl and Tommy be exonerated I feel that some sort of criminal negligence should be filed against the prosecutors on this case for the withholding of evidence. This happened recently in a now famous Texas case where the DA, who was now a judge, was actually sentenced to prison and lost his license to practice because an innocent man spent years in prison when the DA withheld crucial evidence. The man's name was Michael Morton and he spent 25 years in prison because evidence was both withheld and ignored. If you have not seen the documentary, An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story, follow the website below for more information on this case. Cases like these give hope to all of those that are wrongfully convicted.