Trial postponed for Oklahoma man charged in daughter’s death

March 4, 2018

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — The trial of a man accused in the death of his young daughter has been postponed.

Jury selection was scheduled to begin Monday in the first-degree murder trial of 23-year-old Devin Sizemore, who is charged in the 2016 death of his daughter, 21-month-old Emily Sizemore. But Pittsburg County court records indicate the trial has been postponed until May.

Law enforcement officers testified at a preliminary hearing that Devin Sizemore was standing in the middle of a pond in Krebs, about three miles (5 kilometers) east of McAlester, when they arrived on July 15, 2016. They say the toddler was floating face-down about 20 yards from her father.

The trial was previously postponed in November over whether the offense occurred in Indian County and should be tried by the federal government.

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