Muskogee Co. Murder Hearing Continues


Friday, April 17th 2009, 7:49 am
By: News On 6


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MUSKOGEE, OK -- The preliminary hearing resumed Friday in Muskogee County district court for a Haskell man accused of killing his step-daughter.

Jerry Raney is charged with first-degree murder in the strangling death of 19-year-old Sarah Smart in 2006.

Prosecutors say Raney was the last person to see Smart alive before her body was found in a barrel in a Muskogee County pond.

3/25/2009 Related story: Defense Presents Its Side In Muskogee Co. Murder Case

Friday is the 11th day in the hearing which has been spread out over several weeks.