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Court upholds conviction, sentence in drive-by fatal shoot


August 4, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma appeals court has upheld the life sentence of a Lexington man who was convicted of first-degree murder in the drive-by shooting of a 14-year-old girl.

The state Court of Criminal Appeals on Thursday rejected claims by Cody Dallas Delano that he didn't get a fair trial and had ineffective attorneys, among other claims.

Delano was convicted in 2015 in the fatal shooting of Railena Rhodes. Prosecutors said Delano was at a party with friends in 2014 when he got into a fight and was chased out of the house.

Authorities said an angered Delano returned to the hou...

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