• The Netflix hit docu-series called the “Innocent Man” follows the dark story of a quaint Oklahoma town that was flipped on its head, by a series of violent and unusual crimes. This streaming series was inspired by the book The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town, written by John Grisham, published in 2006. The show follows the investigations, prosecutions, and outcomes of two murders, in Ada, Oklahoma. The first murder was of a young woman named Debra “Debbie” Sue Carter, on December 8, 1982. The main suspects of this horrific crime were Dennis Fritz and Ronald “Ron” Keith Williamson. The second murder took place on April 28, 1984. It was another young woman, Denice Haraway. The main suspects in this investigation were Tommy Ward, Karl Fontenot, and Odell Titsworth. Robbery and abduction were also charges included in Denice’s case. Both women were raped as well. Through a series of mistakes, all four men were wrongly convicted. At least, that is what director Clay Tweel is trying to convince the audience. Fortunately, Ron Williamson and Dennis Fritz have been exonerated. Meanwhile, Tommy Ward and Karl Fontenot only hope for this outcome themselves, as they continue to sit behind bars. This argument analysis will dissect and evaluate the claims of law enforcement, among other individuals, that eventually incarcerated Tommy Ward and Karl Fontenot.

  • When Tommy Ward had first heard of Denice’s murder, he willingly spoke with police and gave his intial statement, in great detail. Shortly after arriving at the police station, Ward claimed it was very obvious that law enforcement was already attempting to pin the crimes on the two men. Ward confided to authorities that he had a graphic dream about Denice’s murder. He recounted the dream on tape. In the dream, Tommy states that himself, Karl Fontenot, and Odell Titsworth all participated in the crimes. He says that they first robbed McAnally’s, the convenience store Denice was working at, then abducted her, and eventually raped and killed her. Due to much pressure from law enforcement, Ward started to get frightened and confused. After hours of interrogation and coercion, Ward changed his position, and claimed on video that his confession was now legitimate. After learning of Tommy’s confession, Karl Fontenot followed suit and confirmed his role in the crimes. Following a coerced and bogus confession from Tommy Ward and Karl Fontenot, the two men were put under arrest. Both men were charged with first degree murder against Denice Haraway, as well as one count of robbery and one count of kidnapping.

  • How to use this template

    The idea here is to start at the far left, and clarify what the core of what you want to say is first, and then expand on it by moving to the right, one column at a time.

    After a couple of “passes” of expanding, you will end up with your complete, and well structured paper on column 5, which you can export separately.

    Here’s a (somewhat dated) video which might help.

  • Include hook! statistic or something?

  • Fortunately, there were many strategies that could prove these confessions were not accurate. Odell Titswoth had a valid alibi that would exclude him from any engagement. He had broken his arm a few days before the murder, and provided hospital records that supported this. It would not be possible for him to participate in the ways Ward and Fontenot had declared.

  • In September of 1985, the trial against the individuals commenced. District Attorney Bill Peterson and Assistant District Attorney Chris Ross represented the prosecution for this case. Despite many inconsistencies in their evidence, the prosecution remained confident. In court, the prosecution utilized a false psychological story as their motive. Bill Peterson and Chris Ross claim that Tommy Ward had simply pretended Odell Titsworth was involved, in a way to cope with the trauma of the horrific crimes that were commited.

  • Conclusion

    Bring it back to the big picture. How do your results fit into the current body of knowledge?

    Most importantly, how can these results help you ask better questions?

  • References

    We don’t have bibliography support yet, but we do have “named links” so you can refer to specific links by name rather than retyping it each time.

    “Black holes are cool.” [1], and DNA is cool too [2]. But black holes are still cool, though not “absolute zero” cool [1].

  • Intro - Assertive Statement 2

  • Intro - Assertive Statement 3

  • Method B

    More details on the method, experiment design, etc.

  • Method C

    More details on the method, experiment design, etc.

    If you need a checklist to make sure you address all points, go ahead:

  • Remember these are cards so you can rearrange your results at will.
    Any subcards will follow.

  • List

    Or you can simply list your references here:

    1. some ref
    2. some other ref. Numbering fixes itself automatically.
    3. A third ref.
  • Method B…

  • Method C

  • Other results

  • References

  • Some reference by J. Doe

  • Some other reference

  • Notes on this reference.

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