Judge sets 4th trial for cop in daughter's boyfriend's death
August 2, 2017
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former Tulsa police officer is set to go to trial a fourth time in the death of his daughter's boyfriend after a judge rejected his request to dismiss the case.
Shannon Kepler is charged with murder in the August 2014 fatal shooting of 19-year-old Jeremey Lake. Juries in three trials so far have deadlocked, leading to mistrials. Prosecutors announced last month that they would move forward with a fourth trial.
The Tulsa World reports that Kepler's attorneys wanted the case dropped, arguing that jurors in his most recent trial "de facto" found him not guilty when each...