Source: The Hollywood Reporter
A federal judge has placed the man at the center of documentary series “The Innocent Man” on the path to potential freedom.
U.S. District Judge James Payne has ruled there was reasonable doubt that Karl Fontenot should have been convicted in 1988 in the kidnapping and killing of Ada, Oklahoma convenience store clerk Denice Haraway in 1984.
Payne has given the state of Oklahoma 120 days to grant Fontenot a new trial or release him permanently.
Fontenot’s case was the focus of the 2006 John Grisham book “The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town” and a later the 2018 Netflix documentary series “The Innocent Man.”
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