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Framed For Murder: How Terry Harrington Beat The Odds

By / 01.27.11

Terry Harrington, a former high school football standout from Omaha, Nebraska, is far from a household name. His story, however, is worthy of more exposure, let alone the big screen. Harrington, if not for some divine intervention, would still be serving life in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Thankfully, he’s a free man giving back to his community as a youth football coach. Harrington, along with Curtis McGhee, an alleged accomplice, were framed for murder over 30 years ago and were initially meant to serve life without parole. Now, both men are free and Harrington’s story is told to remind us how perseverance can get us out of seemingly insurmountable situations.

The video works as a primer to his experience. Its incorporation for his love of football keeping him connected serves as a compelling twist. However, the real story lies in the piece over at si.com. It is a comprehensive article, so you may want to pull up a chair and don your best reading glasses. Nevertheless, it’s well worth reading as it fills some gaps in the video regarding how Terry’s prior mistakes lead to the false murder accusation and why he was set up. The story goes on about how Harrington was framed and the people involved in said framing. It also reveals the details behind Harrington and McGhee’s legal battle against the county court’s negligence in their trial proceedings that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. I don’t want to spoil the finer points of the tale. Just give it a look on your leisure as it’s more than an interesting write-up to pass the time.


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