NewsLocal News


Oklahoma court denies new hearing for man in mother's death

Posted at 1:33 PM, Dec 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-20 14:33:13-05

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has denied a new hearing for a death row inmate convicted of beating his 87-year-old mother to death.

The court handed down the ruling Thursday to 63-year-old Darrell Wayne Frederick, who sought an evidentiary hearing on claims that his attorney was ineffective and prosecutors committed misconduct at his first-degree murder trial.

Frederick was sentenced to death by a jury in Oklahoma County for the death of his mother, Connie Frederick. Prosecutors say the elderly woman was beaten with a brick inside her home on March 26, 2011. She died at a hospital a month later.

Among other things, the court rejected Darrell Frederick's claim that prosecutors withheld evidence before his trial. His appellate attorney, Kristi Christopher, didn't immediately return a telephone call seeking comment.

Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

Download our free app for Apple and Android and Kindle devices.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Severe Weather, School Closings, Daily Headlines and Daily Forecasts.

Follow us on Twitter :

Like us on Facebook :