Court rejects Oklahoma inmate's claim father killed woman
April 14, 2023
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminals on Thursday rejected a death row inmate's claim that his father was the actual killer of a University of Oklahoma dance student in 1996.
The court's decision paves the way for Anthony Sanchez, 44, to be executed by lethal injection on Sept. 21.
Attorneys for Sanchez said in a court filing that his late father, Thomas Sanchez, was the actual killer. A former girlfriend of Thomas Sanchez, who died by suicide last year, has said he confessed to killing 21-year-old Juli Busken, but that she was too afraid to come forward until after he died...