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Tulsa man pleads guilty to strangling teen to death

Posted at 3:51 PM, Dec 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-19 16:51:58-05

A man accused of strangling a 19-year-old girl to death has pleaded guilty to her murder, records show.

Gregory Epperson on Wednesday pleaded guility to killing Kelsey Tennant in an apartment near 61st and Mingo in March 2017. Tennant was found strangled and unresponsive and later died at the hospital, investigators say.

Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler's office filed documents earlier this year to put the death penalty on the table, along with life in prison and life without parole, in the event of a conviction.

After Epperson entered his plea, he was sentenced by a judge to life in prison without the possibility of parole.


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