Ex-cop to face 4th trial in killing of daughter's boyfriend
July 16, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A white former Oklahoma police officer will face a fourth trial in the shooting death of his daughter's black boyfriend, a prosecutor said Monday.
Three mistrials in less than a year have been declared in the case of Shannon Kepler, who was charged in the August 2014 fatal shooting of 19-year-old Jeremey Lake in Tulsa.
Kepler doesn't deny shooting Lake, but told investigators he acted in self-defense because he thought Lake was armed. Police found no weapon on Lake or at the scene.
Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler said in a statement Monday that prosecu...