TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A Tulsa man sentenced to 24 years in prison for a crash that killed three people has been released on bond.
The Tulsa World (https://bit.ly/1N3Z6dC ) reports a judge ordered 24-year-old Steven Wade Jameson released on $60,000 bond Thursday. He was ordered to wear an ankle monitor.
Jameson had pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree manslaughter while driving under suspension for the fatal crash in Sand Springs on Dec. 24, 2009. The SUV he was driving crashed into another car in wintry weather, killing Angela and Michael Mulanax and their son, 18-year-old James.
He’s out on bond pending a challenge of that conviction based on a judge’s recent ruling that his driver’s license suspension wasn’t valid.
A Nov. 19 hearing is scheduled on Jameson’s application for post-conviction relief, according to his attorney, Clark Brewster.
According to Jameson’s application, his license was suspended after getting a citation for underage possession of beer in Stillwater. A Payne County judge said Sept. 1 that the city’s ordinance on the matter didn’t authorize his license being revoked.
Assistant District Attorney John David Luton said the state objects to the post-conviction relief application in part because the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety is appealing the driver’s license ruling. The state hasn’t filed a response to the application.
Luton said he doesn’t think Jameson should be out on bond “because he killed three people while he was behind the wheel of his vehicle.”
Information from: Tulsa World, https://www.tulsaworld.com
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