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Oklahoma court upholds murder convictions, life sentences

July 18, 2019
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This April 18, 2018 photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Mosi Dennis in Lexington, Okla. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the murder conviction and life sentence of Dennis, who was convicted in the 2015 death of 51-year-old Kenneth Walker in Midwest City, Okla., Thursday, July 18, 2019. (Oklahoma Department of Corrections via AP)
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This April 18, 2018 photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Mosi Dennis in Lexington, Okla. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the murder conviction and life sentence of Dennis, who was convicted in the 2015 death of 51-year-old Kenneth Walker in Midwest City, Okla., Thursday, July 18, 2019. (Oklahoma Department of Corrections via AP)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the murder conviction and life sentence of a man who killed another man in front of the victim’s adult son.

The court rejected appeals Thursday from Mosi Dennis that included lack of evidence, prosecutorial misconduct, improper dismissal of a juror and improper admission of crime photographs.

Dennis was convicted in the 2015 death of 51-year-old Kenneth Walker in Midwest City.

Prosecutors say Dennis pulled Walker’s 30-year-old paraplegic son off a hospital bed in his bedroom and was beating him while trying to steal money and painkillers when Walker entered the room and was shot.

Separately, the court upheld the second-degree murder conviction and life sentence of Adrian Luis Walker in the choking death of Florencio Jimenez at an Oklahoma City car wash.

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