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Capitol Report for Saturday, May 21: Innocent men are freed, students ‘fly away’

News9 reporter Alex Cameron (left) and CapitolBeakOK / City Sentinel editor Pat McGuigan
News9 reporter Alex Cameron (left) and CapitolBeakOK / City Sentinel editor Pat McGuigan

On this week’s edition of Capitol Report, Patrick B. McGuigan praised the legal system’s exoneration of De’Marchoe (aka Demarco)  Carpenter and Malcolm Scott. Convicted of the 1994 murder of Karen Summers and sentenced to life in prison, the men were freed earlier this month as a result of work by lawyer and students affiliated with the Oklahoma Innocence Project. The project based at Oklahoma City University is directed by Vicki Behenna, a former prosecutor.

McGuigan hailed the work of Behenna and attorneys Christina Green and Josh Lee for achieving over-due justice for the wrongfully convicted men.

In other state news, McGuigan told News9’s Alex Cameron about the “I’ll Fly Away” Foundation. Staff from the group with students at ASTEC Charter Middle School in Oklahoma City, encouraging the youngsters as they wrote original lyrics and music.

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