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...