Jury rules against the death penalty for convicted murderer


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Reported by: Angela Hong
Updated: 2/13 10:01 pm Published: 2/13 5:09 pm


TULSA, Okla. - A jury has ruled against the death penalty for a man convicted of killing two people in Hicks Park in 2011.

The jury said Darren Price should spend the rest of his life in prison without parole.

Price was found guilty earlier this week for murdering 18-year-old ORU student Carissa Horton and her boyfriend 21-year old Ethan Nichols.

On Thursday, prosecutors told the jury their verdict will be historic.

The jury began deliberating at 2 p.m. Some jurors and the victim’s family were crying during closing arguments as the prosecutors described what Horton might have thought in her last moments.

They asked "What kind of terror must she have felt?" She must have thought "I am getting ready to die.”

Meanwhile, the defense talked about how Price had a horrible upbringing with a drug-addicted mother. They said Price never learned how to love.

The defense lawyer, Jack Gordon at that point teared up, saying he has shown Price more love than he has ever known.


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Mayor Maynot - 2/13/2014 9:08 PM
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In the what if world :-/ Price goes to prison and kills another inmate while there.The blood from that death will be on this jury's hands for their dereliction in jurisprudence. We've already seen that he has no reservations on inflicting violence. He has already called for other inmates to kill an inmate that testified against him. Thanks for showing (Justice) NOT. The statue of blind justice just lifted her blindfold and she was weeping for the victims in this case.

Mayor Maynot - 2/13/2014 8:40 PM
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What a effen shame life without parole. Hope he gets it in gen pop

Mayor Maynot - 2/13/2014 7:32 PM
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It's nice that someone has shown Price more love than he has ever known. So WHAT. My dog knows more love understanding and compassion than price ever has or will. She knows it instinctively. You should have seen her with a litter of puppies. Yes she is far superior than price. Price selected the influences he wanted in his life. Price selected the activities he wanted in his life. One of those activities was the execution murder of two random individuals. Don't be afraid to show the world that you reap what you sow. Indict price to the death that he was so eager to share with two innocent victims and give him the death that he deserves.
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