Jury deliberates sentence in trial of Tulsa officer's killer


April 27, 2022

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Jurors began deliberating the sentence Wednesday for a man convicted of fatally shooting a Tulsa police officer.

Prosecutors called for the death penalty for David Anthony Ware for the June 2020 fatal shooting of Sgt. Craig Johnson during a traffic stop. Deliberations began shortly after 4 p.m.

Ware was also convicted shooting with intent to kill Officer Aurash Zarkeshan. The jury has recommended a life prison sentence for the wounding of Zarkeshan during the stop.

Defense attorney Kevin Adams asked the jury for mercy for Ware.

"This is an ugly ... awful case," Adams s...

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