Oklahoma court upholds murder convictions in four cases

The Associated Press - December 5, 2020 11:47 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the murder convictions and life prison sentences of four people in separate cases.

The court on Thursday rejected appeals by 25-year-old Raven Veloz, 50-year-old David Cochlin, 28-year-old Andrew Gaines, and 69-year-old Raul Sierra. Veloz was convicted in the stabbing death of her 8-month-old son; Cochlin in the deaths of two 19-year-olds in an auto crash; Gaines in the fatal shooting of a man during a robbery; and Sierra of the fatal shooting of a man in 1982.

The attorney for Cochlin said only that he is very sorry for what happened, while attorneys for the others either declined comment or did not return phone calls for comment.


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