14, Apr 2015 - Cleveland, OK Reserve officer faces 4 years in prison after Eric Harris shooting
Oklahoma prosecutors have charged reserve deputy Robert Bates with second-degree manslaughter. If convicted, he could face up to four years inâ€¦
14, Apr 2015 - Grant, OK Eric Courtney Harris Shooting: Officer Shot Suspect After Mistaking Gun For Taser, Police Say
An Oklahoma reserve police officer who shot and killed a suspect during a weapons-buying sting operation Thursday did so inadvertently after mistaking his own service pistol for a Taser, police said Saturday. The 73-year-old officer, Robert Bates, was put on administrative leave and the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death.
14, Apr 2015 - Stephens, OK Jury selection begins in slaying of Australian player
Jury selection has begun in southern Oklahoma for the murder trial of a 17-year-old charged in the shooting death of a college baseball player from Australia. Chancey Luna of Duncan is charged in Stephens County with first-degree murder in the 2013 shooting death of 22-year-old Christopher Lane as Lane was jogging. Lane was a member of the East Central University baseball team in Ada. Jury ...
14, Apr 2015 - Potential juror friend of accused teen
A POTENTIAL juror admitted in an Oklahoma court he is a friend of teen murder accused Chancey Luna, but says he would be an unbiased member of the jury.
14, Apr 2015 - Lane's dad: Trial harder than I thought
The first emotional day of testimony at the Oklahoma murder trial of Chancey Luna has concluded with Chris Lane's father addressing the media.
14, Apr 2015 - Woods, OK Reserve deputy charged with manslaughter in Oklahoma man's shooting death
The sheriff's office has said Robert Bates, a 73-year-old insurance executive who was volunteering on an undercover operation in Tulsa, mistakenly pulled out his handgun instead of his stun gun and shot the suspect as he struggled with deputies. Bates, who is white, was charged Monday with second-degree manslaughter involving "culpable negligence" for the April 2 death of Eric Harris, a 44-year ...
14, Apr 2015 - Oklahoma, OK Jury selection begins in Australian player slaying
DUNCAN, Oklahoma (AP) — Jury selection has begun in southern Oklahoma for the murder trial of a 17-year-old charged in the shooting death of a college baseball player from Australia.
14, Apr 2015 - NM Supreme Court rejects Fort Sill petition
SANTA FE, N.M. >> New Mexico's highest court has turned down a request by an Oklahoma-based American Indian tribe that sought to force Gov.
14, Apr 2015 - Critics question decision to charge former teen offender as adult
The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals upheld a decision by a lower court in Mayes County to allow the state to charge an offender who was 15 years old at the time of his crime as an adult, 10 years after the crime was committed.
14, Apr 2015 - Police reserve officers: Are they an asset or a liability?
By the thousands, volunteers across the United States sign up to assist their local law enforcement agencies as reserve police officers and sheriff’s deputies. Most perform routine duties in unpaid anonymity. A few, like Robert Bates -- the 73-year-old insurance executive, who was charged Monday with manslaughter in the death of a man shot as he lay on the ground in Tulsa, Oklahoma -- become ...
14, Apr 2015 - No jury yet in Chris Lane murder trial
The first day of the Oklahoma murder trial of 17-year-old Chancey Luna has failed to find 12 jurors.
14, Apr 2015 - Stephens, OK Jury selection begins in slaying of Australian player - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri Ne
DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) - Jury selection has begun in southern Oklahoma for the murder trial of a 17-year-old charged in the shooting death of a college baseball player from Australia.
14, Apr 2015 - Stephens, OK Selection of jury begins in slaying of Australian baseball player in southern Oklahoma
Jury selection has begun in southern Oklahoma for the murder trial of a 17-year-old charged in the shooting death of a college baseball player from Australia.
14, Apr 2015 - Why the execution drug shortage won't go away
In a few weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Glossip vs. Gross, which examines the use of the drug midazolam in lethal injection executions. The case comes on the heels of an infamously gruesome 2014, a year that saw botched executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona.
14, Apr 2015 - Canadian, OK OK Dept. of Veterans Affairs Investigator accused of being convicted felon
OKLAHOMA — A former investigator with the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs was charged in Canadian County court on Monday, accused of being a convicted felon who lied about his credentials. Steven Pancoast had been employed with the department as the Safety Programs Administrator since 2010. He was arrested last Friday in Canadian County by […]