Oklahoma court overturns death sentence for convicted killer


February 16, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An appeals court has overturned the death sentence given to a 30-year-old man convicted of hiring someone to kill his estranged, pregnant wife.

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals handed down the decision Thursday to Fabion Brown, who represented himself during a trial in Oklahoma County where he was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and sentenced to death for the 2012 killings of his wife, Jessica Brown, and her fetus.

The court upheld the convictions but set aside the death sentence and ordered a new sentencing hearing. The court ruled Brown wasn't a...

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