Appeals denied for 2 Oklahoma inmates in separate cases

Mike Seals - November 6, 2020 10:56 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Appeals by two convicted Oklahoma inmates in separate slayings were denied Thursday by the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals.

The court rejected claims by Geomari Day’on Washington, 24, of Tulsa and Bret Kevin Splawn, 60, of Lawton.

Attorneys for the two men did not immediately return phone calls for comment.

Washington was convicted of first-degree felony murder and sentenced to life without parole for the fatal shooting of Curtis Clayton during an attempted robbery in Tulsa in December 2015.

The court rejected Washington’s claims of prosecutorial misconduct, error by the judge in the case and ineffective assistance of counsel.

Splawn, convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life with parole in the October 2017 shooting death of Donald Miller in Lawton, unsuccessfully argued ineffective assistance of counsel and that the judge failed to tell the jury of his claim that the shooting was accidental.



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