Blackwell police lieutenant to stand trial in fatal shooting

The Associated Press - February 22, 2020 10:06 am

PERRY, Okla. (AP) — A judge has ordered an Oklahoma police lieutenant to stand trial on a first-degree manslaughter charge for killing a woman who shot at other drivers, including another police officer.

A grand jury indicted Blackwell police Lt. John Mitchell in November in the fatal shooting of 34-year-old Micheal Ann Godsey during a car chase in May. Noble County Associate District Judge Nikki Leach said on Wednesday during a preliminary hearing that evidence shows probable cause that the 40-year-old Mitchell committed a crime.

Mitchell faces a minimum of four years in prison to a maximum life sentence if convicted. Mitchell’s arraignment is set for March 18th in Kay County.


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