Opening Statements To Begin In David Ware Trial

Monday, April 18th 2022, 6:54 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -

Opening statements for the trial of David Ware will begin on Monday morning.

Ware is charged with shooting and killing Tulsa Police Sergeant Craig Johnson and shooting officer Aurash Zarkeshan during a traffic stop in June of 2020.

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The group of twelve jurors and two alternates were chosen out of 106 people questioned in the past two weeks.

Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler says he expects presenting evidence and arguments to take about two weeks.

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Kunzweiler says the trial is on track so far since they allotted two weeks for jury selection and two weeks for evidence to be presented.

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After arguments are made and a verdict has been decided, the sentencing process will begin.

If convicted, Ware has three punishment options in this trial. He could end up facing life in prison, life in prison without the possibility of parole or the death penalty.

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The opening arguments are expected to begin at 10 a.m.