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Oklahoma woman's life sentence upheld for death of boyfriend

Posted at 10:36 AM, Jan 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-10 11:36:36-05

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the life prison sentence of a 40-year-old woman convicted of stabbing her boyfriend to death and running over him with a vehicle.

The appeals court handed down the ruling Thursday to Sharon Frances Morris of Collinsville, who was found guilty by a Tulsa County jury of first-degree murder for the May 23, 2016, death of 52-year-old Brian Floyd.

Police found Floyd's body in his driveway and determined he was repeatedly stabbed, his throat was cut and he had been run over twice.

Defense attorneys claimed Morris acted in self-defense, but investigators said her injuries appeared to be self-inflicted.

Among other things, Morris claimed she didn't receive a fair trial. Her attorney, Nicole Herron, didn't immediately return a telephone call seeking comment.

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