Rare hearing for 2 inmates claiming wrongful 1994 conviction
Ponca City Now - January 29, 2016 8:51 am
TULSA, Okla. (AP) – A rare hearing of new evidence for two men convicted of a 1994 drive-by shooting in Oklahoma was prompted in part by a death-row inmate’s videotaped confession.
Attorneys for Malcolm Scott and DeMarchoe Carpenter will present the confession of Michael Lee Wilson on Friday in Tulsa district court.
Carpenter and Scott were convicted in the shooting death of 19-year-old Karen Summers. Wilson later pleaded guilty to being an accessory in the killing.
The attorneys hope the confession from Wilson, who was executed two years ago in a separate case, will win Scott and Carpenter their freedom – or at least a new trial.
Prosecutors claimed Wilson made the statement as a last-ditch attempt to save his friends.
The judge is not expected to immediately rule.
Michael Lee Wilson videotaped a confession to a 1994 drive-by shooting before he was executed two years ago.