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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Convicted killer meets Okla. gov who freed him

  • OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Freed from prison after 25 years, convicted killer Aaron Cosar always wanted a chance to shake the hand of the man who helped secure his freedom.
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  • OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Freed from prison after 25 years, convicted killer Aaron Cosar always wanted a chance to shake the hand of the man who helped secure his freedom.
     
    On Monday, Cosar got his opportunity when former Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry surprised the ex-convict by dropping by the classroom where Cosar now teaches life skills to other former inmates.
     
    Now 47, Cosar described it as "a shock" to see the former governor stroll into the room where he has been teaching since he was released from prison more than two years ago.
     
    Cosar was convicted and sentenced to life in prison in 1986 for the shooting death of an Ada man after a night of drinking when Cosar was 19 years old. Henry commuted Cosar's life sentence and signed his parole.
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