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Testimony concludes in the murder trial of ex-Tulsa officer


April 25, 2021

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Testimony concluded Friday in the murder trial, the fifth such trial, of a former Tulsa police officer charged in the fatal 2014 shooting of his daughter's boyfriend.

Shannon Kepler, 60, who is white, was off duty when he shot Jeremey Lake, 19, who was Black. Testifying in his own defense Friday, Kepler says he fired in self-defense because he thought Lake pointed a handgun at him. Afterward, he could not find the gun he thought Lake had been brandishing, he said.

Defense attorney Stan Monroe has argued that someone removed the weapon from the scene and that it may be...

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