Trial continues for suspected courthouse shooter


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Reported by: Angela Hong
Updated: 1/16 5:17 pm Published: 1/16 5:15 pm


Thursday was the fourth day of trial for a man accused of shooting at sheriff's deputies and injuring one at the Tulsa County Courthouse in March 2012.

Andrew Dennehy faces multiple charges, including shooting with intent to kill.

Several witnesses took the stand on Thursday. They said Dennehy seemed calm as he fired shots into the air.

They said he even sat down for a few moments on the bench in the plaza.
But they also described the chaos he caused.

One witness said Dennehy ran across Denver Avenue while firing shots and stopped in the plaza.

Sheriff's Deputy Steven Culley said he was "scared to death" as he came out of the courthouse doors to see an armed gunman.

The defense also repeatedly asked witnesses about the fact that Dennehy was not wearing any shoes or socks at the time of the shooting. On Wednesday the defense said in their opening statement that jurors would hear about Dennehy's mental history.

Jurors also saw courthouse surveillance video of deputies moving in on the gunman in the plaza.

In court Dennehy sat stoic throughout the hearing, barely flinching as each witness gave their testimony.

Testimony resumes Friday morning and is expected to last into next week.


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Mayor Maynot - 1/17/2014 12:35 PM
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All the real damage was done by the cops. Reminds me of Hogans Heros

Unwashed Mass - 1/16/2014 7:12 PM
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Investigators are on record saying one person was accidentally shot by a deputy, while another accidentally shot himself when he fired his revolver into a concrete planter. The suspect did not shoot anybody, he just fired up in the air and waited for the circus to come to him.
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