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Widower Files Suit Over OSU Stadium Death
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- A Tulsa man has sued Oklahoma State University over the death of his wife, who fell down and hit her head while attending her grandson's high school football championship game at Boone Pickens Stadium.
The Stillwater NewsPress reports (http://is.gd/Ktpgwm ) that Ronald Mayfield filed the lawsuit this week in the Dec. 9, 2011, death of his wife. The lawsuit says 66-year-old Charlotte Mayfield died after falling backward down a set of stadium steps.
The lawsuit alleges that the university was negligent in its construction of the steps.
Mayfield is seeking at least $75,000 in damages. The university has not yet filed a response to the lawsuit.
Charlotte Mayfield's death came less than a week after a dozen fans were injured in the stadium while celebrating Oklahoma State's win over Oklahoma.
Posted: Thursday, October 11 2012, 08:18 AM CDT
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Okla. court upholds life sentence in uncle's death
May 17, 2013 21:34 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An Oklahoma appeals court has upheld the life prison sentence of a 38-year-old man who was convicted of first-degree murder for shooting his uncle to death.
The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals handed down the decision Friday in the case of Patrick Shane Yargee. A jury in Tulsa County found Yargee guilty in the 2010 shooting death of 48-year-old David Willie Harjo.
Authorities alleged that Yargee shot Harjo eight times in a residence in northern Tulsa. Reports filed in the case indicate that the two men had an argument involving a woman before the shooting.
The five-judge court unanimously rejected Yargee's claims that he was denied a fair trial.
Yargee's defense attorney, Stuart Southerland of the Tulsa County Public Defender's Office, did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment.
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