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Former Governor Testifies In Bribery Trial

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Former Gov. Brad Henry testified Wednesday in the trial against former Moore Republican Rep. Randy Terrill. Former Gov. Brad Henry testified Wednesday in the trial against former Moore Republican Rep. Randy Terrill.
Randy Terrill is charged with offering to set up former state Sen. Debbe Leftwich with an $80,000-a-year job at the state medical examiner's office in exchange for Leftwich's promise to withdraw as a candidate for re-election in 2010. Randy Terrill is charged with offering to set up former state Sen. Debbe Leftwich with an $80,000-a-year job at the state medical examiner's office in exchange for Leftwich's promise to withdraw as a candidate for re-election in 2010.
OKLAHOMA CITY -

Former Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry has testified in a former state legislator's felony bribery trial and told jurors he considers the defendant a friend.

Henry testified for about an hour Wednesday during the trial of former Republican state Rep. Randy Terrill. Terrill is charged with offering former state Sen. Debbe Leftwich an $80,000-a-year state job in exchange for Leftwich's promise not to run for re-election in 2010.

Prosecutors allege Terrill masterminded the scheme so that a Republican colleague of Terrill's could seek Leftwich's seat in south Oklahoma City. Both Terrill and Leftwich maintain their innocence.

10/21/2013 Related Story: Jury Selection Underway For Ex-Lawmaker In Oklahoma

Henry testified that he considers Terrill a friend and that he had no direct knowledge of a scheme to offer Leftwich a job in exchange for her not running for re-election.

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