Former death row inmate wins freedom or new trial in 1984 murder case

For decades, two Ada men insisted from prison that they did not kidnap and murder a convenience store clerk in 1984 despite their confessions to police.

They claimed their admissions came from a dream.

Those innocence claims attracted renewed national attention when the true-crime documentary series, “The Innocent Man,” debuted on Netflix last December.

Now, a federal judge has ruled in favor of one inmate, Karl Fontenot, who asked in 2016 that his robbery, kidnapping and murder convictions be vacated.

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