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Death sentenced handed down for Oklahoma officer's killer

Jan. 4, 2020 3:48 PM EST

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man was formally sentenced Friday to death for killing an Oklahoma police officer. A Pottawatomie County judge handed down the sentence recommended by a jury in November for Byron James Shepard, 38, of Okemah. An appeal of the sentence is automatic. The jury had days...

Hobby Lobby to donate St. Gregory campus to Oklahoma Baptist

Dec. 6, 2019 6:50 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Hobby Lobby says it plans to donate the campus of the now-defunct St. Gregory's University to nearby Oklahoma Baptist University. The Oklahoma City-based craft retailer and its founding Green family announced Friday that they've scheduled a Wednesday news conference to formally...

FILE - In this March 31, 2017 file photo, people fill the high school's Darrell James gymnasium in the tiny town of Canadian to pay last respects to Tecumseh police officer Justin Terney. A jury has recommended a death sentence for a man convicted of fatally shooting Terney in central Oklahoma following a 2017 traffic stop. District Attorney Greg Mashburn says the Pottawatomie County jury on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, recommended Byron James Shepard be sentenced to die for the shooting death of officer Terney. (Jim Beckel,/The Oklahoman via AP File)

Oklahoma jury recommends death for man in officer’s killing

Nov. 22, 2019 5:54 PM EST

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — A jury has recommended a death sentence for a man convicted of fatally shooting a police officer in central Oklahoma following a 2017 traffic stop. District Attorney Greg Mashburn says the Pottawatomie County jury on Friday recommended 38-year-old Byron James Shepard be sentenced to...

Oklahoma jury recommends death for man in officer’s killing

Nov. 22, 2019 4:45 PM EST

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — A jury has recommended a death sentence for a man convicted of fatally shooting a police officer in central Oklahoma following a 2017 traffic stop. District Attorney Greg Mashburn says the Pottawatomie County jury on Friday recommended 38-year-old Byron James Shepard be sentenced to...