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Oklahoma jury recommends death for man in officer's killing

 

November 22, 2019



SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — A jury has recommended a death sentence for a man convicted of fatally shooting a police officer in central Oklahoma following a 2017 traffic stop.

District Attorney Greg Mashburn says the Pottawatomie County jury on Friday recommended 38-year-old Byron James Shepard be sentenced to die for the shooting death of Tecumseh police officer Justin Terney. A judge will formally sentence Shepard later.

Authorities say Shepard was a passenger in a car stopped for a traffic violation and ran away when Terney learned of an arrest warrant for him. Authorities say the two eventu...



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