Alva Review-Courier -

Court rejects Oklahoma woman's self-defense claim in death

 

August 2, 2019



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has affirmed the life prison sentence of a woman who worked as a prostitute and admitted stabbing a client to death.

The court ruled Thursday in the appeal of 33-year-old Sumeika D. Byrd, who was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison for the Aug. 13, 2015, stabbing death of 28-year-old Brendon Turner.

Byrd testified during the trial that prostitution was her primary source of income and that she stabbed Turner in self-defense. She told jurors she had sex with Turner before he pushed her into a dresser,...



For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.



 

Reader Comments
(0)

 
 

Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2019