Special prosecutor named in Kenneth Barrett re-trial


Wednesday, April 16th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


A special prosecutor has been named for the retrial of a man accused of killing an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper.

Former assistant district attorney Darrell Dowty will get another chance to try Kenneth Eugene Barrett. Barrett’s charged in the 1999 killing of Trooper Rocky Eales.

Jurors were deadlocked in October. They voted 11-to-1 for a conviction. Eales' relatives and members of the highway patrol all say they wanted Dowty to retry Barrett.