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Oklahoma appeals court won't reconsider man's life sentence


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals will not reconsider the life-without-parole sentence of a man who pleaded guilty to first-degree murder to avoid the death penalty.

The court on Thursday rejected a request for an evidentiary hearing filed by 27-year-old Gerald Jackson, who pleaded guilty to murder and other charges in the January 2012 shooting death of 25-year-old Christopher Trevino of Oklahoma City. Trevino's body was found in his home after a home invasion was reported to police.

Jackson pleaded guilty in order to avoid a possible death sentence and asked the...

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