- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 4, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the life prison sentence of a 39-year-old man who was convicted of strangling a female escort and throwing her from a bridge.

The court handed down the ruling Wednesday in the case of Vance Dillon Wright, who was convicted in Rogers County of first-degree murder in the death of 27-year-old Kelsey Bray.

Bray’s badly decomposed body was discovered in October 2011 along Interstate 44 in Rogers County. Her body was found 36 feet below a turnpike bridge where an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper had earlier seen her with Wright.

Trial testimony indicated Wright became angry over drugs, attacked Bray and pushed her off the bridge after the trooper left them.

Among other things, the court rejected a claim of insufficient evidence.

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