Oklahoma court upholds Tulsa man's murder conviction
August 30, 2019
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the first-degree murder conviction and life without parole sentence of a Tulsa man.
The court on Thursday rejected appeals by 25-year-old Stefon Donte Wytch in the December 2016 fatal shooting of Julius Templeton. Wytch was also convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison for pointing a weapon at his former girlfriend.
Prosecutors say Wytch shot Templeton when Templeton tried to intervene as Wytch pointed a gun at the woman.
Wytch claimed he shot in self-defense when Templeton reached for what appeared to be a black-...