Two former Oklahoma death row inmates and their attorneys have settled wrongful conviction lawsuits against the state for a total of $3.15 million.
Records obtained by The Oklahoman through an Open Records request show Yancy Douglas settled his lawsuit in August for $1 million and Paris Powell settled in September for $2.15 million.
The two men were convicted in the 1993 fatal shooting of 14-year-old Shauna Farrow in Oklahoma City.
The convictions were overturned in 2009 by a federal appeals court that found prosecutor Brad Miller committed misconduct by knowingly using false testimony from the only eyewitness to the shooting. Prosecutors did not retry the case.
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Miller says the eyewitness was the target of the shooting and changed his account of the shooting after being intimidated in prison.