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Guilty Verdict Reached In Manslaughter Trial Of Del City Police Captain

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Jurors have reached a guilty verdict in the trial of an Oklahoma police captain charged with manslaughter in a teen's shooting death.

Earlier Tuesday, a judge removed a juror from the panel that was deliberating a verdict.

District Judge Donald Deason removed the female juror and replaced her with the female alternate in the case of Del City police Capt. Randy Harrison. Deason took the action after the jury foreperson reported that one juror was refusing to vote or participate in the deliberation process.

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The jury resumed deliberations shortly after noon. Jurors deliberated more than eight hours before they were sent home at 12:40 a.m. Tuesday.

Prosecutors say Harrison "crossed the line" when he shot 18-year-old Dane Scott Jr. in March 2012. Defense attorneys say the veteran police officer believed Scott was reaching for a gun.

The jury recommended a fixed punishment of four years. His sentencing is set for January 8.

Del City Police Captain Randy Harrison showed no emotion on his way to jail. Prosecutors charged Harrison with manslaughter because he unnecessarily shot Scott, a fleeing suspect, in the back in March 2012.

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater called it a tough case and said it had to go to a jury to let the citizens decide what they will accept in their community.

Prater said the jury delivering a guilty verdict shows they think Harrison crossed the line. Prater became emotional in talking about the outcome of the case.

"I will be praying for Dane Scott's family, I will be praying for Randy Harrison and his family and I'm glad its over," he said.

The jury spent a collective 11 hours deliberating before reaching the guilty verdict.

Doug Friesen, Harrison's defense attorney said the amount of time spent deliberating shows the jury still had questions.

"It could mean the state didn't meet its burden of proof," Friesen said.

Friesen said they plan to appeal and request an emergency bond hearing.

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