- Associated Press - Monday, September 28, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A former Oklahoma City pharmacist serving a life-sentence for killing an already wounded robber in 2009 is appealing his first-degree murder conviction in federal court.

The Oklahoman (https://bit.ly/1iFg87y ) reports that jurors determined in 2011 that 64-year-old Jerome Jay Ersland went too far when he shot unarmed 16-year-old robber Antwun Parker a total of six times inside the Reliable Discount Pharmacy. Ersland, who claims he acted in self-defense, has unsuccessfully appealed his conviction twice in the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals.

Ersland argues in petition filed in August that he didn’t get a fair trial and claims his attorneys failed to investigate facts that would’ve supported his defense.

He’s not eligible for parole until 2049.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, https://www.newsok.com


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