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Oklahoma Attorney General to seek rehearing in murder case


August 17, 2017

Oklahoma City (AP) — The Oklahoma Attorney General's Office plans to ask a federal appeals court to reconsider a ruling that determined a man convicted of murder in state court should have been tried in federal court in part because he's Native American.

The office was granted more time Tuesday to file a rehearing petition in a lawsuit involving Patrick Dwayne Murphy, the Tulsa World reported . In its request for more time, the office argued the case was complex and has the potential to heavily affect the state's authority in criminal, civil and regulatory matters.

Murphy was convicted an...

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