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Fri April 27, 2012

Appeals Court Upholds Murder Conviction of Tulsan

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Tulsa man in the shooting death of a man in a wheelchair.

The court rejected claims by 23-year-old Amos Adetula that he did not receive a fair trial, had ineffective legal counsel and that a co-defendant's confession was wrongly prohibited as evidence.

Adetula was convicted in December of second-degree murder and assault and battery with a deadly weapon in the 2009 shooting death of Norris Lynn Walton and wounding of another man at a Tulsa gas station.

Prosecutors say the wounded man was the target of the shooting and that Walton was an unintended victim when he was shot in the back as he traveled in his wheelchair through the gas station parking lot.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.