ADA, Okla. (AP) - A jury is in place and opening arguments are
under way in the retrial of a man accused in the 1982 rape and
strangulation of an Ada woman.
Glen Gore is charged with first-degree murder in the death of
Debbie Carter who was found dead in her apartment in Ada. Gore's first conviction and death sentence were overturned by the state Court of Criminal Appeals because he wasn't allowed to present evidence that someone else killed Carter.
Two other men were originally convicted of murder in the case
based - in part - on Gore's testimony. DNA evidence later
exonerated those two and implicated Gore.
One of the two wrongly convicted men once came within five days
of execution while the other was sentenced to life in prison.
Both were released in 1999 after 12 years in prison.