Tulsa man won't be charged with homicide in roommate's death
Friday, April 7th 2006, 6:42 AM CDT
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.