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Oklahoma court OKs life to teen in deaths of father, brother

 

January 25, 2019



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has affirmed the life prison sentences of a man convicted of shooting his father and younger brother to death.

The court handed down the decision Thursday to 23-year-old Thorsten Rushing. In 2016 he was found guilty by a Comanche County jury of two counts of first-degree murder in the 2014 slayings of his father, 50-year-old Uwe Rushing, and his 14-year-old brother, Stefan.

Prosecutors alleged that Rushing shot his father in the chest and head before shooting his younger brother in the head. The appeals court opinion says Rushing...



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