Today's Tulsa World reports, "Attorneys seek contempt ruling against DA Tim Harris in murder case." It's by Ziva Branstetter. Here's the beginning:
Attorneys for a woman who was exonerated in a 20-year-old murder case have asked a judge to find Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris in contempt of court for his handling of the case in the past year.
The motion by attorneys Richard O’Carroll and Sharisse O’Carroll asks Tulsa County District Judge William Kellough to hold Harris in contempt for claims he made in court filings regarding the prosecution of Michelle Murphy.
Murphy was freed from prison this summer based on newly discovered evidence after serving nearly 20 years for the murder of her infant son. Earlier this month, Kellough declared her innocent, and all charges were dropped.
During Murphy’s 1995 trial, Harris told jurors “that there was (type) AB blood which was not the victim’s” at the crime scene.
In a May 29 motion dropping her murder charges, Harris said the statement to jurors was made “in good faith based upon forensic testing provided by the Tulsa Police Department Laboratory.”