- Associated Press - Friday, July 25, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin has appointed a longtime prosecutor to the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board following the death of a board member earlier this month.

Fallin on Friday named Patricia High as one of the governor’s three appointments to the five-member board. High will complete the remainder of the term of the late Currie Ballard, who died on July 11.

High was a prosecutor for nearly 20 years in the Oklahoma County district attorney’s office where she served as a special prosecutor on death penalty cases and was chief of the child abuse and sexual assault division.

High also taught courses to police officers on sexual assault investigations, use of force, rules of evidence, and courtroom testimony.

She received her law degree from the University of Oklahoma.

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