Judge Orders Release Or Retrial For Okla. Man Featured In Netflix Series


Thursday, August 22nd 2019, 6:38 am
By: News 9


A federal judge said an Oklahoma man featured in a Netflix crime series should either be released from prison or get a new trial. 

Karl Fontenot was convicted of the robbery, kidnapping and murder of Donna Denice Haraway in Ada in 1984. The murder case became the focus of the Netflix docu-series "The Innocent Man". 

Read Related: New Netflix Series Tells Story Of 1980's Oklahoma Murder Investigation 

The judge said there is reasonable doubt that the conviction may have been wrong.  

The state has 120 days to either build a new case or release Fontenot, officials said. 

 

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