Sentencing hearing continues for trooper killer Kenneth Barrett

Wednesday, November 16th 2005, 8:43 am
By: News On 6

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) _ Testimony is to continue today in federal court in Muskogee the sentencing hearing for a man convicted of killing an Oklahoma state trooper in 1999.

Kenneth Barrett was convicted November 4th of killing Trooper Rocky Eales while Eales took part in a drug raid on Barrett's home in Sequoyah County. Prosecutors are asking for the death penalty.

Defense attorneys rested yesterday after calling 13 witnesses, including Barrett's parents, brother and his ex-wife. Barrett did not testify.

The prosecution will present rebuttal witnesses beginning today.