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Prosecutors rest in trial of man in officer's fatal shooting

 

November 17, 2019



SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors have rested in the murder trial a man charged in the fatal shooting of an Oklahoma police officer.

The Oklahoman reports that prosecutors rested Friday in the first-degree murder trial of 38-year-old Byron James Shepard of Okemah for the March 2017 shooting death of 22-year-old Tecumseh officer Justin Terney.

Defense attorneys say the shooting was unintentional. Prosecutors contend Shepard shot Terney in an effort to avoid going to jail.

Authorities say Shepard was a passenger in a car stopped for a traffic violation and ran from the scene when Terney lea...



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