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Recount for Oklahoma County Sheriff is Called Off
The battle over the Oklahoma County Sheriff`s seat is over.
Candidate Darrell Sorrels called for a recount after incumbent Sheriff John Whetsel won last week.
The recount was expected to take days, but five hours into a recount for Oklahoma County sheriff the process is called off.
Darrell Sorrels lost the seat on Election Day, then requested more than a quarter million ballots be recounted by hand.
But after fourteen precincts were recounted, Sorrels called off the count.
He paid more than 25-thousand dollars for the recount.
Most of the money will be refunded.
Sorrels nor his attorney returned our phone calls for comment.
The final vote count was roughly 164 thousand votes for Sheriff Whetsel and just under 90 thousand for Darrell Sorrels.
Posted: Thursday, November 15 2012, 06:33 AM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Wife guilty in Nichols Hills fire chief slaying
May 22, 2013 00:24 GMT
EL RENO, Okla. (AP) -- A jury in El Reno has convicted Rebecca Bryan of the murder of her husband, Nichols Hills Fire Chief Keith Bryan, and recommended a sentence of life in prison without parole.
Jurors reached the Tuesday verdict after about four hours of deliberation.
The 54-year-old Bryan claimed an intruder had shot her husband, though police found her Ruger pistol in a clothes dryer in their home after the shooting.
The gun was matched to the bullet used to shoot Keith Bryan in 2011 at the couple's Mustang home. Police also found a spent shell casing and a left-handed rubber glove wrapped in a bullet-riddled blanket.
The Oklahoman reports (http://is.gd/mvC6Mi ) Bryan didn't display her emotions when the verdict was read. Her lawyer gave her a hug and told her he was sorry.
Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com
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