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Appeals court affirms death sentence for Tulsa County murderer

Posted at 9:28 PM, Mar 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 22:28:24-04

OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal appeals court has affirmed the death sentence of an Oklahoma man convicted of beating his girlfriend with a hammer and then then setting a fire that killed her and her infant daughter.

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal handed down the decision Tuesday to 34-year-old Raymond Johnson.

Johnson was convicted by a Tulsa County jury of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of first-degree arson in the 2007 deaths of 24-year-old Brooke Whitaker and 7-month-old daughter Kya.

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