Hearing Continues For Man Accused In Stepdaughter's Death

Tuesday, March 24th 2009, 5:06 pm
By: News On 6

News On 6

MUSKOGEE, OK -- A preliminary hearing underway in Muskogee County will continue on Wednesday.

Jerry Raney is accused of strangling his step-daughter, Sara Smart, in January of 2006.  The body of the 19 year old was found later that year stuffed into a barrel that had been thrown into a pond.

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Testimony continued on Tuesday from Sara Smart's mother.

The defense says the prosecution has yet to provide any evidence that actually links Raney to the crime.