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Life sentence upheld in Ferrante shooting death

Posted at 6:56 AM, Feb 11, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The life prison sentence of a 28-year-old man convicted of the shooting death of a 17-year-old girl has been upheld by an Oklahoma appeals court.

The Court of Criminal Appeals handed down the decision Wednesday for Edwin Daniels, who was convicted by a Tulsa County jury of first-degree murder and shooting with intent to kill in the shooting death of Kayla Ferrante.

Prosecutors say Daniels fired a high-powered rifle at the car in which Ferrante was riding in May 2012 in a case of mistaken identity. Ferrante and her boyfriend, who was driving, were just blocks away from her home when she was shot. The victim graduated from a Tulsa high school the day before her death.

Daniels' attorney, Richard Couch, did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment.