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Mon July 4, 2011
Sleepwalking: No Murder Defense
Oklahoma City, OK –
Life sentence for Okla. man, blames sleepwalking
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A man was sentenced to life in prison for an Oklahoma City murder after a judge wouldn't allow him to claim that he was sleepwalking at the time of the killing.
The Oklahoman reports that 49-year-old Roger Frank Kincaid drew a sentence Friday of life plus 20 years for the stabbing death four years ago of Terry Lee Jobe. A jury convicted him of first-degree murder.
Kincaid was also convicted of assault for hurting another man, Kenneth Ruff.
Kincaid was staying at the apartment of the two men at the time of the slaying but claimed he wasn't present in the apartment when the killing occurred.
The defense produced an expert who said Kincaid might have been sleepwalking, but the judge wouldn't let the jury hear it.
Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.