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Grandmother convicted in girl’s drowning death

Team Radio Marketing Group - May 18, 2017 9:01 am

A Kay County jury on Wednesday deliberated for just over an hour before finding Esther Lee Bales, 56, guilty of second-degree murder in the drowning death of her granddaughter, 4-year-old Haley Primeaux.

The girl died July 27, 2015, at Lake Ponca.

Jurors recommended a 30-year sentence. Formal sentencing is scheduled for July 10.

The girl’s aunt, Wanita Gale Jackson, also is charged in the death. She has a court date set for June 7.

 

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