Death sentence handed down for Oklahoma officer’s killer

The Associated Press - January 5, 2020 10:44 am

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man has been formally sentenced to death for killing an Oklahoma police officer.

A Pottawatomie County judge on Friday handed down the sentence recommended by a jury in November for 38-year-old Byron James Shepard of Okemah. The jury had days earlier convicted Shepard of killing 22-year-old Tecumseh Officer Justin Terney during a traffic stop in 2017.


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