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Inmate featured in World article approved for parole

BY CARY ASPINWALL, Tulsa World Published: May 12, 2014

The governor has tentatively approved parole for an inmate who has spent much of his life in prison for a murder that occurred when he was 13.

Jesil Wilson, whose case was detailed in a 2012 Tulsa World article, was convicted of a murder in which he was not the shooter.

Wilson received a life sentence for the 1997 murder of 18-year-old Mitchell Knighten of Tulsa. Last year, the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board voted to recommend Wilson for parole, provided that he complete a vo-tech training program and serve 180 days in a work-release center.

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