Tulsa man won't be charged with homicide in roommate's death
Double jeopardy will keep an Oklahoma inmate from being charged with murder in the death of his quadriplegic roommate.
Marvin Lee Perry is serving a 10-year prison term for assaulting Phillip Martley Jr. Martley died three months later from gunshot-related complications. But Perry's assault conviction precludes him from being prosecuted for homicide.
Double jeopardy prevents individuals from being prosecuted or punished twice for the same offense.