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Exonerated Oklahoma death-row inmate included in John Grisham book dies

BY TIM STANLEY, TULSA WORLD Modified: February 24, 2014 at 5:12 pm •  Published: February 24, 2014

Greg Wilhoit, a former Oklahoma death-row inmate from Tulsa and nationally-known anti-death penalty advocate whose story was included in author John Grisham’s “The Innocent Man,” died Feb. 14 in Sacramento, Calif., family members said. He was 59.

A celebration of life is set for 1 p.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Tulsa.

Grisham’s nonfiction book, released in 2006, focused on fellow exonerated inmate Ron Williamson of Ada but also featured Wilhoit, who was on death row at the same time.

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