- Associated Press - Friday, May 13, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the murder conviction of a man in the shooting death of his mother.

The court on Friday rejected claims by 26-year-old Matthew Strickland of prosecutorial misconduct and that prosecutors failed to disprove his claim of self-defense.

Strickland was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the May 2013 shooting death of 46-year-old Jill Sides at her home near Luther. Strickland was also convicted of assault and battery for shooting Sides’ husband, Ottie Sides, and of using body armor while committing a felony.

Strickland said he had gone to the home to get personal belongings when his mother began shooting and he returned the gunfire.

Ottie Sides testified the three were talking when Strickland pulled a gun and opened fire.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide