Oklahoma court rejects Tulsa convicted killer's appeal

Mar 23, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the murder convictions and life in prison sentences of a Tulsa man.

The court rejected Mario Wilson's argument that he was illegally arrested and that his confession given after that arrest should not have been allowed as evidence against him.

Weddle was convicted of the November 2009 shooting deaths of Jonathan Rush of Tulsa and Michael Lee Dwayne Richardson of Modesto, Calif., during what prosecutors said was a burglary.

The court's ruling filed Thursday says that information gathered by police during their investigation of the shooting led them to Weddle and gave them probable cause to arrest him.

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