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Tulsa woman’s conviction in slaying of husband is upheld

November 21, 2019 GMT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the murder conviction and life in prison sentence of a Tulsa woman in the fatal shooting of her husband.

The court on Thursday denied appeals by 41-year-old Katesha Childers in the July 2017 shooting death of Gregory Thomas outside the duplex where they lived.

The court rejected Childers’ claims that included insufficient evidence, improper jury instructions, improper and inadmissible testimony, ineffective assistance of counsel and prosecutorial misconduct.

Prosecutors said Childers shot Thomas because he refused to give her his keys to the home as he was moving out following an argument.

Childers’ attorney did not immediately return a phone call for comment.