Ponca City, OK

Now: 79 °F

Currently: Fair

Hi: 84 °F | Lo: 47 °F

Wednesday

Hi: 59 °F 

Lo: 39 °F

Thursday

Hi: 67 °F 

Lo: 49 °F

Friday

Hi: 70 °F 

Lo: 50 °F

Saturday

Hi: 60 °F 

Lo: 45 °F

Sunday

Hi: 56 °F 

Lo: 40 °F

Woman gets life in prison in beating death of 83-year-old

The Associated Press - February 4, 2017 9:28 am

Woman gets life in prison in beating death of 83-year-old
VINITA, Okla. (AP) – An Oklahoma woman has been sentenced to life in prison in the beating death of an 83-year-old Bluejacket resident.
A Craig County judge sentenced 21-year-old Chelsea Raulston on Friday in the death of Velma Bennett. Raulston was also given 30 more years for robbery, plus five years for the unauthorized use of a vehicle.
Court documents show that Raulston told authorities she and an accomplice planned to kill Bennett and take her money.
She admitted in a pre-sentencing investigation report that she used a metal pipe she was “able to swing” in the killing.
Prosecutor Tony Evans argued for the sentences to run consecutively rather than concurrently because Raulston “showed no mercy that night (and) she deserves no mercy today.”

Image: KFOR

 

Latest Stories

Drivers injured in three-car accident

A three-vehicle accident was reported at 12:12 p.m. Monday at Lansbrook Road and Prospect Avenue. One...

Cowboy Ball Friday at Busy B Arena

The 17th Annual Cowboy Ball is Friday, April 28, at Busy B Arena, 4600 North Pecan. Those...

OSBI investigates Drumright deaths

On Monday morning, the Drumright Police Department called OSBI special agents to a home for a...