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Oklahoma court upholds man’s murder conviction, sentence

The Associated Press - April 29, 2017 9:38 am

Oklahoma court upholds man’s murder conviction, sentence
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld a man’s conviction for first-degree murder conviction and his life without parole sentence.
The court on Friday rejected the appeal of 71-year-old Charles Gustaves Johnson Jr. on the grounds of prosecutorial misconduct.
Johnson was convicted of killing 45-year-old Duchone Whitworth in Tulsa in 2013.
Prosecutors say Whitworth was tied to a tree, then stabbed several times and his throat was cut in a dispute over money that Johnson said Whitworth owed him.

Image: Tulsa World

 

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