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Update on Shannon Kepler's appeal for manslaughter conviction

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Update on Shannon Kepler's appeal for manslaughter conviction
Update on Shannon Kepler's appeal for manslaughter conviction

REVIEW FOLLOWING THATLANDMARK SUPREME COURTDECISION EARLIER THIS MONTHAFFECTING THE RESERVATIONSTATUS OF THE MUSCOGEE(CREEK) NATION.

ONE OFTHOSE CASES-IS THAT OFSHANNON KEPLER - the FORMERTULSA POLICE OFFICERCONVICTED NEARLY THREE YEARSAGO FOR SHOOTING AND KILLINGHIS DAUGHTER'S BOYFRIEND.2 WORKS FOR YOU REPORTERTONY RUSSELL IS LIVE AT THETULSA COUNTY COURTHOUSE nowWITH THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTSIN THE CASE.THE STORY TODAY WAS GOING TOBE ABOUT HOW THE LANDMARKMCGIRT VERSUS OKLAHOMA CASEWAS GOING TO BE ANINTERESTING PROCESS-PEOPLEWHO WERE CONVICTED OF ACRIME IN OKLAHOMA DISTRICTCOURT-ARE NOW ASSERTINGTHEIR MEMBERSHIP TO A NATivEAMERICAN TRIBE AND ASKINGFOR RE-TRIALS IN FEDERALCOURT OR POTENTIALLY ADISMISSAL OF THEIR CASE.But in my digging..

ONE CASEI UNCOVERED WAS THAT OFFORMER TULSA POLICE OFFICERSHANNON KEPLER.

HE WENTTHROUGH THREE MIS-TRAILSBEFORE BEING CONVICTED OFMANSLAUGHTER FOR THESHOOTINGDEATH OF HIS DAUGHTER'SBOYFRIEND.

BACK IN 2017-HISATTORNEYS CHALLENGED HISCRIMINAL CASE BECAUSE OF HISMEMBERSHIP TO THE MUSCOGEECREEK NATION.

KEPLER IS NOWSERVING A 15 YEAR SENTENCEIN MCALESTER, BUT HISATTORNEY'S ARE WORKING TOGET HIS CASE THROWN OUTBECAUSE OF THEMCGIRT RULING-THAT'S THELATEST SUPREME COURT CASEAFFIRMING THE MUSCOGEE(CREEK) NATION'S ORIGINALTREATY AND RESERVATIONSTATUS.

THE OKLAHOMACRIMINAL COURT OF APPEALSHEARD HIS 20-17 APPEAL-THEYPUT THAT ON HOLD PENDING THEOUTCOME OF THE MCGIRT RULINGFROM THE SUPREME COURT.SINCE THE LANDMARK RULING, IFOUND SEVERAL BRIEFS FILEDFROM THEOKLAHOMA ATTORNEY GENERAL'SOFFICE AND THE ATTORNEYREPRESENTING SHANNON KEPLER.RIGHT NOW AS IT STANDS-THEOKLAHOMA A-G'S OFFICE HASASKED FOR AN ADDITIONAL 60DAYS TO LOOK AT THE IMPACTSOF THE MCGIRTRULING--KEPLER'S ATTORNEYSARE TRYING TO OVERRIDE THAT.I'VE REACHED OUT TO KEPLER'SATTORNEY WHO'S WORKING ONTHE APPEAL-I'LL LET YOUKNOW.

TULSA COUNTY DISTRICTATTORNEY STEVE KUNZWEILERSAYS HE'LL BERESPONDING-HE'S GOING TOSPEAKWITH ME HERE IN THE NEXT FEWMINUTES-WE'LL HAVE HISREACTION TO THESEDEVELOPMENTS TONIGHT AT 6.REPORTING LIVE IN TULSA,TONY RUSSELL, 2 WORKS FORYOU.




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