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Denver appeals court considers appeal in trooper shooting


September 25, 2020

DENVER (AP) — A lawyer for a man sentenced to death in the 1999 killing of an Oklahoma state trooper urged a Denver federal appeals court on Thursday to throw out a judge's ruling that he was not harmed by mistakes made by his original lawyers at his trial.

Kenneth Eugene Barrett was convicted in 2005 in the shooting death of Trooper David "Rocky" Eales during a drug raid at Barrett's home in Sequoyah County.

In 2015, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered that a hearing be held in eastern Oklahoma federal court to determine if his trial lawyers were deficient for not investigating Ba...

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