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July 26, 2013

Innocence project files on Fontenot’s behalf

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 “They’re just doing their job,” he said of the Innocence Project. “That’s the way it is, but we litigated this thing and found them both guilty — twice. But (Murphy) has the right to apply for post-conviction relief for now.”

He said Fontenot pleaded nolo contendre — no contest — after his second trial was moved to Holdenville in a change-of-venue ruling. “That’s the same as a guilty plea in legal terms,” he said.

He said that Fontenot “identified the blouse Haraway was wearing, and other witnesses confirmed it. How could he do that, if he was at a party,” Peterson said.

 

(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)

 

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