- Associated Press - Friday, September 2, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the manslaughter conviction of an Oklahoma City man who killed another man by hitting him with a pickup truck.

Friday’s ruling upholds the first-degree, heat of passion manslaughter conviction of 25-year-old Oswaldo Frasquillo. The court rejected Frasquillo’s claim that prosecutors failed to prove his actions were unjustified.

Frasquillo was charged with first-degree murder in the Oct. 2013 death of William Chotkey, but convicted on the lesser manslaughter charge and sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Prosecutors said Frasquillo and Chotkey fought inside and outside a pool hall in southwest Oklahoma City before Frasquillo got in his truck and drove onto a curb to hit Chotkey with the vehicle.

Defense attorneys argued Frasquillo was upset and emotional about being beaten in the fight.



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