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Tue October 5, 2010

Oklahoma Court Cases Rejected

Oklahoma City, OK – US Supreme Court declines to hear 3 Okla. appeals

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Separate appeals by three Oklahoma inmates were declined by the U.S. Supreme Court as it opened its latest session.

The court rejected hundreds of cases as its term began Monday. Among them were appeals by an Oklahoma death row inmate, another convicted killer and a convicted drug smuggler.

The Oklahoman reported the court without comment upheld the death sentence of John David Duty. Duty is to be executed for strangling fellow inmate Curtis Wise in 2001.

Also rejected was the appeal of Jesil Abraham Wilson who was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for killing a Tulsa man when Wilson was 13. And the court rejected the appeal of Dennis Emerson Gonzalez who was convicted of being the ringleader of a drug smuggling operation in Oklahoma City.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

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