Jurors in final stage of deciding Darren Price's punishment


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Reported by: Lynn Casey
Updated: 2/12 10:09 am Published: 2/11 6:00 pm


TULSA, Okla. - A Tulsa County jury will hear from the families of two murder victims as they decide if a Tulsa man should get the death penalty.

Monday night on FOX23 News at 9, we brought you live coverage of the guilty verdict in the trial of Darren Price.

A jury convicted him of killing an Oral Roberts University student and her boyfriend at Hicks Park in 2011.

Our FOX23 team has been at the Tulsa County Courthouse during the trial.

We have learned the jurors are now deliberating over what punishment to give to Price for the murder charges.

However, before they could start considering the death penalty, there were some extra steps for the jury to get through Tuesday.

There was another charge in this case that couldn't be included in the trial.

That charge is possession of a firearm after a previous conviction.

It couldn't be included in the murder trial because bringing up Price's prior convictions could have biased the jury on the other charges.

After they gave their verdict for those charges Monday night, they could finally start hearing evidence for this additional charge Tuesday.

Around 3 p.m. Tuesday, the jurors came back with another guilty verdict for the added charge.

That crime carries a set penalty of 30 years in prison.

The trial has entered the final stages and the jury will have to decide whether to recommend the death penalty on the murder charges or a lesser punishment.

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