State Appeals Court Affirms Life Sentence For Holdenville Man


Thursday, March 16th 2017, 12:23 pm
By: News On 6


The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the life prison sentence of a man convicted of shooting another man to death.

The court handed down the decision Thursday to 57-year-old Franklin Combs of Holdenville. Combs was found guilty of first-degree murder by a jury in Hughes County of the May 13, 2013, shooting death of 38-year-old Gayland Moore.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a 911 call was made from Combs' home on the day of the shooting. Officers found Moore dead at the residence and an investigation determined that he had died of a gunshot wound.

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Among other things, the appellate court rejected claims by Combs that the evidence against him was insufficient.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.