Court upholds murder conviction

Ponca City Now - January 7, 2015 7:06 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the first-degree murder conviction of a 25-year-old man who was sentenced to life in prison for the shooting death of another man.

The court handed down the decision Tuesday in the appeal of Reginald M. Ward of Sand Springs, who was convicted of the March 17, 2013, fatal shooting of 45-year-old Alonzo Kaven Stewart of Tulsa.

Stewart was shot to death in the driveway of his home in a section of Tulsa located in Osage County. Investigators say his wife was listening over an open cellphone connection and overheard her husband engaged in an altercation. They say Stewart’s sister witnessed the shooting.

Ward turned himself in about three hours after the shooting and is incarcerated at the Lawton Correctional Facility in Lawton.


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