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Oklahoma woman’s murder conviction upheld

The Associated Press - September 20, 2019 12:50 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the first-degree murder conviction and life without parole prison sentence of a woman convicted in the fatal shooting of her estranged husband.

The court on Thursday rejected appeals by 30-year-old Jasmine Michelle Irvin, who was convicted in the July 2016 shooting death of Robert Godwin in rural Lincoln County.

The court’s ruling says Godwin was found with four gunshot wounds to the back. Among other things, the court denied allegations that improper testimony, ineffective counsel and unknowingly waiving the right to a jury trial deprived Irvin of a fair trial.

Irvin’s brother, Jeremy Irvin, was also convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting and sentenced to life in prison. His appeal in the case is pending.

 

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