Monday, July 22, 2013

OK - Innocence, After Serving 11 Years On A Wrongful Conviction

Original Article

Diigo Post Excerpt:
In 1982, Dennis Fritz and Ron Williamson were convicted of a brutal rape and murder in a small town in Oklahoma. The victim was 21-year-old Debra Sue Carter, a waitress at the Coachlight Club. Williamson and Fritz each spent more than 11 years in prison for a crime that DNA evidence later proved they did not commit.

Before he went to prison, Fritz was raising his then-12-year-old daughter Elizabeth, alone. He decided she shouldn't visit him in prison, because he sensed she was scared. But, Fritz says, he knew his daughter loved him, and believed in his innocence.

Elizabeth was 24 when Fritz got out, and he remembers the moment they saw each other in the visiting room of the county jail, where he'd been transferred prior to his release.

1 comment :

dlc said...

Now how is he going to support himself? People are going to still think he did it because of the stupid websites that keep the records even after a record is expunged. I hope he sues the state for wrongful conviction. What a waste of his life and the loss of time with his daughter.