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Arvin McGee Thanks a Former Court Clerk

A Tulsa man released from prison with the help of DNA testing has a former court clerk to thank for his freedom.

Arvin McGee Junior met face to face with Reba Gibson at the KOTV studios last night.

McGee was convicted for the kidnap and rape of a Tulsa woman 14-years ago.

Gibson uncovered the key pieces of evidence that would set McGee free.

Old court documents indicate the rape kit from the night of the 1987 crime had been destroyed.

But when attorneys contacted Gibson, she knew right where to look.

Reba Gibson, Former County Court Reporter: "I don't know what went wrong but I wish I could have found it sooner."

Arvin McGee Jr.: "My heart stopped. I knew it was downhill after that. That's why I told my mama, I'm coming home - she found it so I'm coming home."

McGee's defense attorneys say when it comes to DNA testing - it's the key piece of evidence that can make or break a case like Arvin's.

They say all too often, it turns into a lengthy search that could take months - and even years.
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