Court Upholds Life Sentence For Man Convicted Of Murder In Bartlesville

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 9:42 am
By: News On 6

An Oklahoma appeals court has upheld the life prison sentence of a 25-year-old man convicted of first-degree murder in Bartlesville.

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed the conviction and sentence Friday in the case of Kyle Travis Eulitt.

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Eulitt was convicted of the New Year's Eve 2010 shooting death of Ronald Joseph Watts by a Washington County jury that recommended Eulitt be sentenced to life in prison.

Eulitt claimed he shot Watts after Watts pulled a gun -- but prosecutors say no second gun was found at the scene.

In affirming Eulitt's conviction and sentence, the five-judge appeals court rejected his claims that the 12-member jury did not receive proper legal instructions.

An after-hours call to his attorney, Jamie Pybas, was not immediately returned.