TULSA, Okla. (AP) - An Oklahoma prosecutor says he has not decided whether to try a former Tulsa police officer a fourth time on a murder charge in the fatal shooting of his daughter's boyfriend.
Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler said Monday he remains disappointed a third mistrial was declared in the trial of Shannon Kepler and is exploring "all options" in continuing prosecution of Kepler prior to a scheduled Aug. 1 hearing.
Kepler was charged in the August 2014 fatal shooting of 19-year-old Jeremy Lake shortly after Lake began dating Kepler's 18-year-old daughter. Kepler told investigators he acted in self-defense because he thought Lake was armed, but no weapon was found at the scene.
The mistrial was declared Friday after the jury reported being deadlocked 6-6 following four hours of deliberations.
Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.
Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Severe Weather, School Closings, Daily Headlines and Daily Forecasts.