- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has affirmed the life prison sentence of a 31-year-old man convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a man in Glenpool.

The court handed down the ruling Wednesday to Robert Andrew Whitt of Tulsa. Whitt was accused in the Oct. 11, 2012, shooting death of 32-year-old Mark Coble of Glenpool.

Authorities say the fatal shooting happened after two groups of people got into an argument behind a Wal-Mart.

Among other things, the appellate court rejected claims by Whitt that the evidence presented by prosecutors was insufficient to convict him of the first-degree murder charge.

Whitt’s attorney, Kristi Christopher of the Oklahoma Indigent Defense System, was away from her office Wednesday and did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment.


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