Mistrial declared in Shannon Kepler murder case, former TPD officer accused of murder

Posted at 12:49 PM, Feb 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-18 08:47:10-05

TULSA -- A second mistrial has been declared in murder trial of former Tulsa Police officer Shannon Kepler.

Early Saturday morning, the jury could not reach a unanimous decision.

Closing arguments in the case began at 1:30 p.m. Friday. The prosecution has argued that Kepler shot and killed 19-year-old Jeremy Lake in 2014.

RELATED: Judge declares mistrial in Shannon Kepler case

The defense argues that Kepler shot Lake out of self-defense. Last November, Judge Sharon Holmes declared a mistrial in the murder case.

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