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Tulsa County may hand down first death sentence in 8 years


September 13, 2017

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa County may hand down its first death sentence in eight years as the state moves to seek capital punishment in the strangulation death of a 19-year-old woman.

The Tulsa World reports the Tulsa County District Attorney's Office filed its intent to seek the death penalty against 41-year-old Gregory Epperson on Monday.

Epperson will be arraigned Oct. 9 on charges of first-degree murder and assault. He's accused of killing Kelsey Tennant and of assaulting Tennant's boyfriend March 20.

Prosecutors say Tennant's beating and strangulation was particularly atrocious, hein...

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