Appeals Court Upholds Tulsa Teen's Life Sentence

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 3:49 pm
By: News On 6

Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the life prison sentence of a teen convicted of first-degree murder for the shooting death of a 25-year-old man in Tulsa County.

The court handed down the decision Tuesday in the case of 18-year-old Demy Terrell Roberson.

A Tulsa County jury found Roberson guilty in the death of Lamont Dion Edwards, who was shot in the face at a north Tulsa apartment complex in October 2008. Roberson was also convicted of assault with a deadly weapon after a second man, 23-year-old Devin Edwards, suffered a gunshot wound to the neck.

Witnesses told police both men and a woman were inside an apartment when they heard a knock at the back door. They say gunfire erupted when the door was opened.

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