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Curtis McCarty to talk about life on death row, repealing death penalty

Curtis McCarty to talk about life on death row, repealing death penalty

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A talk titled Curtis McCarty: An innocent man on death row, will be given Tuesday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church fellowship hall in Lexington, 201 E. 8th Street. Curtis Edward McCarty was exonerated in 2007 after serving 21 years - including 19 years on death row - for a 1982 Oklahoma City murder he did not commit. McCarty was convicted twice and sentenced to death three times based on prosecutorial misconduct and bad forensics. Narrowly escaping an execution, it was only a lucky break that allowed McCarty to prove his actual innocence. Since his release, he has worked tirelessly to support efforts to repeal the death penalty in Nebraska, throughout the country, and around the world.

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