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Oklahoma appeals court upholds 2 separate murder convictions

 

December 14, 2018



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld two separate murder convictions, including one involving the drowning of a 4-year-old girl.

The court on Thursday upheld the second-degree murder conviction and 20-year prison sentence of 57-year-old Esther Bales for the 2015 drowning of a girl identified only as H.M.P.

The court rejected Bales' appeal of insufficient evidence that she neglected the girl when she left her and several other children alone at a swim beach at Ponca Lake.

The court also upheld the first-degree murder conviction and life without parole sent...



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