They spent more than 20 years in prison for a crime they didn’t commit. Two men are free, but the journey isn’t over.
Malcolm Scott and De’Marchoe Carpenter were wrongfully convicted of murder when they were just 18.
A judge declared them innocent, but Tulsa County appealed to our state’s highest criminal appeals court.
Despite more than two decades in prison knowing they were innocent, their attitude on life and freedom now is nothing short of inspirational.
“It was hard… for 22 years knowing you didn’t do something,” Carpenter said.
“At times yeah I felt like I know the truth is going to come out eventually... but when?” Scott said.
More than two decades ago, they were booked into the state pen in McAlester.Carpenter said the prison looked like death.It took everything in him just to get through the day.