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Michelle Murphy


Michelle Murphy was wrongly convicted in 1995 of first-degree murder in the death of her 15-week-old son Travis in their Tulsa, Oklahoma apartment. In 1994, Travis had been stabbed to death in the kitchen, and after hours of interrogation, Michelle confessed that she accidentally stabbed Travis while she and another woman were arguing. After her conviction by a jury, Murphy was sentenced to life in prison. In 2014, her conviction was overturned based on exculpatory post-conviction DNA testing, and she was released after 20 years in custody.