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Prosecutor to seek death in deputy murder case

The Associated Press - April 21, 2017 11:34 am

Nathan LaForce is taken into the Logan County Courthouse for his arraignment in Guthrie on Thursday. He is accused of killing Logan County Deputy David Wade. (The Oklahoman)

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) – An Oklahoma prosecutor plans to seek the death penalty for a man accused of fatally shooting a sheriff’s deputy.
Logan County District Attorney Laura Thomas says she will seek the ultimate punishment because 45-year-old Nathan LeForce is a threat to society and that the crime he’s accused of is particularly heinous and cruel.
LeForce was charged Thursday with first-degree murder, larceny of a vehicle and armed robbery.
Logan County Deputy David Wade died Tuesday after he was shot while serving an eviction notice near Mulhall, about 50 miles north of Oklahoma City.

 

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