- Associated Press - Monday, June 26, 2017

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The Latest on a former Tulsa police officer who’s on trial in the 2014 shooting death of his daughter’s boyfriend (all times local):

4 p.m.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has denied a request by a former Tulsa police officer to delay his first-degree murder trial in the 2014 shooting of his daughter’s boyfriend.

The court on Monday rejected the request by Shannon Kepler’s attorneys to put off the trial until late August to coincide with the start of the new jury term.

The ruling clears the way for Kepler’s third trial in seven months to begin Tuesday in Tulsa County District Court after previous trials in November and February ended in mistrials.

A Tulsa judge on Monday granted Kepler’s request to postpone the start of jury selection for the latest trial while the stay request was pending before the state’s highest court.

Kepler is charged in the 2014 shooting death of 19-year-old Jeremey Lake.

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12:30 p.m.

The jury trial for an ex-Tulsa police officer accused in the death of his daughter’s boyfriend has been delayed at least another day while the former lawman asks a higher Oklahoma court for a delay.

Court records show District Judge Rebecca Nightingale agreed Monday to the daylong stay for ex-officer Shannon Kepler. His attorney filed the request Friday to the state Supreme Court.

Kepler’s third murder trial in seven months was to begin Monday. Trials in November and February resulted in mistrials after both juries deadlocked.

Kepler is accused in the 2014 death of 19-year-old Jeremey Lake.

His attorney wants to postpone the trial until late August and have the trial judge recuse from hearing the case.

The stay is in effect until 5 p.m. Monday.

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