Ex-Tulsa Cop's Fourth Murder Trial A 'Waste Of Time,' Attorney Says

Monday, July 17th 2017, 8:51 pm
By: News On 6

Tulsa County's District Attorney announced a fourth murder trial for the former Tulsa police officer Shannon Kepler.

He's accused of shooting and killing his daughter's boyfriend, 19-year-old Jeremey Lake.

All three juries in the past trials have not been able to agree on a verdict, ending in mistrials.

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The most recent jury was split six and six.

Kepler's attorney says a fourth trial is a waste of time.

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"It is a waste of taxpayers' money. The jury split is moving towards Mr. Kepler and I don't - unless he does something with a new judge, I don't see it happening," said Attorney Richard O'Carroll.

DA Steven Kunzweiler says both Kepler and Lake's family deserve a verdict in the case.