Dennis Fritz
Dennis Fritz and Ron Williamson
Ron Williamson
Ronald "Ron" Keith Williamson was a former minor league baseball catcher/pitcher who was one of two men wrongly convicted in 1988 in Oklahoma for the rape and murder of Debra Sue "Debbie" Carter. His friend Dennis Fritz was sentenced to life imprisonment, while Williamson was sentenced to death...

 were wrongly convicted of the murder of Ada, Oklahoma
Ada, Oklahoma
Ada is a city in and the county seat of Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 16,008 at the 2000 census. As of 2009, the city population was estimated at 17,019....

 resident Debra Carter. Fritz was given a life sentence, while Williamson was sentenced to death in 1988. Fritz and Williamson were the subjects of a non-fiction book, The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town by John Grisham
John Grisham
John Ray Grisham, Jr. is an American lawyer and author, best known for his popular legal thrillers.John Grisham graduated from Mississippi State University before attending the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1981 and practiced criminal law for about a decade...

, which later went on to become a bestseller. Fritz later had his conviction overturned and was released from prison on April 15, 1999. Dennis Fritz has published his own personal account of the tragedy, titled Journey Toward Justice.

Current activities

Mr. Fritz was last known to be living in Kansas City, Missouri, with his mother, while his daughter Elizabeth, now in her 30s, lives in Oklahoma.
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