- Associated Press - Friday, February 5, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma appeals court has affirmed the life prison sentence for a 38-year-old man convicted of first-degree murder for the beating death of his 78-year-old grandmother.

The Court of Criminal Appeals handed down the decision Friday in the case of Antione Jermaine Jackson. Jackson was convicted by a Tulsa County jury of the Jan. 29, 2013, death of his grandmother, Arlevia Jackson.

Police say the victim’s body was found inside her home, and had signs of trauma with large amounts of blood all around her head and chest. Police say the victim never had any contact with police in her life.

Among other things, the appeals court rejected claims that Antione Jackson’s trial attorney was ineffective. Jackson’s appellate attorney, Richard Couch, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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