Judge rules Terence Crutcher's past cannot be used in Betty Shelby's trial

By: Naomi Keitt


TULSA, Okla. - Quick Facts:

  • Betty Shelby faces a first-degree manslaughter charge
  • The former TPD officer shot and killed Terence Crutcher in 2016; she claims the shooting was in self-defense
  • Judge denied Shelby's motion to include evidence about Terence Crutcher's past because Shelby did not know his history at the time of the shooting 
  • Witnesses will be able to testify to their observations of Crutcher on that day 
  • Shelby's trial begins May 8, there's another hearing on May 3rd
  • WATCH FOX23 Naomi Keitt's full report above.


WATCH: Betty Shelby arrive in court.

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