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Oklahoma Appeals Court to Hear Trooper's Death Case
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals is slated to hear the appeal of a man who was convicted and sentenced to death in the fatal shooting of a state trooper almost nine years ago.
Arguments are scheduled Tuesday in the appeal of Ricky Malone, who was convicted of first-degree murder in trooper Nik Green's 2003 shooting death. Investigators say Malone shot Green with the trooper's gun after Green found him in a car that contained a mobile methamphetamine lab.
The court wants prosecutors to argue whether Malone's death sentence was imposed under the influence of passion, prejudice or any other arbitrary factor.
The appeals court previously overturned the death sentence and ordered a new sentencing trial. A Comanche County judge re-sentenced Malone to death in 2010.
Posted: Tuesday, October 9 2012, 08:10 AM CDT
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Oklahoma lawmakers plan $45 million tornado relief
May 21, 2013 22:12 GMT
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma lawmakers have begun the process of appropriating millions of dollars in emergency funds to help pay the cost of recovering from tornadoes that have ravaged parts of central Oklahoma.
Separate committees of the House and Senate on Tuesday approved a plan to appropriate $45 million from the state's Rainy Day Constitutional Reserve Fund. The money will go to the State Emergency Fund to help recover from a massive tornado that struck Moore on Monday, killing at least 24 people. A separate tornado on Sunday left two dead in Shawnee.
Republican Sen. Clark Jolley of Edmond says the money will help the Department of Emergency Management match disaster aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency or to pay costs not covered by federal dollars.
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