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Oklahoma court reject's death row inmates' McGirt appeal


October 8, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The appeals of two Oklahoma death row inmates convicted of murder were rejected Thursday by the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals.

Shaun Michael Bosse, 38, and Benjamin Robert Cole, Sr., 56, each argued that the state had no jurisdiction in their cases under a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in what's known as the McGirt decision because the victims of each crime were Native American and the crimes occurred on tribal lands.

The appeals court ruled that the McGirt ruling does not apply retroactively and that both Bosse's and Cole's convictions and sentences were final pri...

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