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Hearing Ordered On Claim By Convicted Oklahoma Killer
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A divided federal appeals court has ordered a hearing on a convicted Oklahoma killer's claim of ineffective counsel during the penalty phase of his trial when he was sentenced to death. Emmanuel Littlejohn was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1992 shooting death of a man during an Oklahoma City convenience store robbery. A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver voted 2-1 in a ruling released Monday that Littlejohn's claim of ineffective counsel was wrongly rejected by a federal court in Oklahoma. The appeals court said Littlejohn's attorney should have further investigated claims by a psychiatrist that Littlejohn suffered brain damage from his birth and childhood. The court said a neurological evaluation could have uncovered evidence of the alleged brain damage.
Posted: Monday, January 7 2013, 02:16 PM CST
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Search continues in creek for missing Okla. teen
May 25, 2013 22:59 GMT
KINGFISHER, Okla. (AP) -- Authorities continue to search for a Kingfisher teenager who disappeared after jumping into Uncle John Creek.
Police say 17-year-old Taylor Faine jumped into the creek Thursday and did not resurface. Kingfisher Fire Chief Randy Poindexter told The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/10s2oB6 ) on Saturday that manmade dams have been built in hopes of finding Faine's body.
Authorities say Faine was swimming with friends in an area where no swimming signs are in place because of dangerous currents in the creek.
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