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Oklahoma lawmaker wants judge removed over rape plea deal

 

February 14, 2018



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma lawmaker is calling for the ouster of a judge who approved probation for a man who admitted raping a 13-year-old Texas girl at a church camp.

House Resolution 1025 by Republican Rep. Mike Ritze asks the Oklahoma Court on the Judiciary to begin removal proceedings for District Judge Wallace Coppedge. The resolution is not legally binding

It says Coppedge neglected his duty in accepting a plea agreement with Benjamin Petty. Coppedge and prosecutor David Pyle were widely criticized over the deal. Pyle resigned after saying a major factor in not seeking prison...



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