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Wrongful imprisonment suit scheduled to begin today

A federal lawsuit filed against the city of Tulsa by a man who spent 14 years in prison for a rape he didn't commit is set to begin today.

News On 6 Reporter Omar Villafranca has been following the story and says Arvin McGee Jr filed suit in October 2003, about a year and a half after his convictions were overturned because DNA testing had established his innocence.

After three trials, the first two of which ended in mistrials, McGee was convicted in 1987 of the rape and kidnapping of a laundry worker. The main evidence against McGee was the victim's testimony.

In February 2002, McGee was exonerated and released after DNA tests on semen samples from the rape showed that he could not have been the attacker.

In the lawsuit, McGee alleges that he was unfairly tried and convicted in violation of the due process of law guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.

Now he wants justice for what happened to him and hopes to find out how something like this could happen.
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