- Associated Press - Monday, April 24, 2017

ARAPAHO, Okla. (AP) - Prosecutors say a Texas man accused of fatally shooting two people driving along a western Oklahoma highway identified with an anti-government “extremist movement.”

The Oklahoman (https://bit.ly/2pam79e ) reports Custer County prosecutors plan to use evidence about Jeremy Doss Hardy’s political beliefs during his June trial to show a possible motive for the 2015 shootings.

Prosecutors allege Hardy identified with a group that believes the federal government is plotting to take away American citizens’ rights.

Hardy is being represented by court-appointed attorneys. A phone message seeking comment from them wasn’t immediately returned Monday.

Investigators say the 37-year-old Hardy drunkenly shot at vehicles on Interstate 40 on Dec. 16, 2015. The two people killed were 45-year-old Kent Powell and 63-year-old Billie Jean West.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in the case.


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

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