Fatal police shooting attorney: Defense needs more funding


February 16, 2022

The attorney for a Tulsa man charged in the fatal 2020 shooting of a police officer on Tuesday filed a motion to dismiss the state's death penalty request, saying the defense is unconstitutionally underfunded.

David Anthony Ware, who faces the death penalty if convicted in the shooting death of Tulsa police Sgt. Craig Johnson, is represented by Kevin Adams, who was appointed to the case in July 2020.

After paying investigators and experts, the defense's two attorneys would be left with payment of less than $20 per hour, making it impossible to financially survive, according to the motion by Ad...

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