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Oklahoma cop's manslaughter trial heads to closing arguments

 


TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Attorneys on Tuesday finished calling witnesses in the manslaughter case against a white Oklahoma police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man last year, clearing the way for closing arguments.

Tulsa officer Betty Jo Shelby's lawyers asked Judge Doug Drummond to declare a mistrial on Tuesday, saying prosecutors improperly implied that Shelby was guilty because she took several days to make an official statement about her actions on the night of the Sept. 16 shooting.

Drummond refused the request and later told jurors to return Wednesday for closing arguments.

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