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Mom: Ex-Texas officer convicted of murder is a devoted dad


August 30, 2018

DALLAS (AP) — A white former police officer convicted of murder for shooting an unarmed black teenager in Texas is a good man and a devoted father, his mother testified Wednesday as she urged jurors to impose a lenient prison sentence.

Linda Oliver was among several people who spoke during the sentencing phase of Roy Oliver's trial. Oliver who was convicted Tuesday in the 2017 death of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, who was shot when Oliver fired his gun into a car full of black teenagers leaving a large house party in suburban Dallas.

Oliver faces between five and 99 years in prison. Prosec...

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