TULSA, Okla. — A Tulsa man is facing federal court charges in connection to the death of a Cherokee Nation citizen.
29-year old James Landry is charged with first-degree murder in the death of a woman in Philpott Park last Friday.
For the case to proceed to trial, the U.S. must present the charge to a federal grand jury within 30 days and then the grand jury returns an indictment. At that point, the defendant has a right to a jury trial.
Normally, this case would be tried by Tulsa authorities, but a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling declared much of eastern Oklahoma is an Indian reservation, which means tribes and the federal government have jurisdiction.
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