Spiro man convicted on two counts of first-degree murder


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Updated: 9/27/2013 7:41 am Published: 9/27/2013 7:38 am


POTEAU, Okla. (AP) - A jury in eastern Oklahoma has convicted a Spiro man of two counts of first-degree murder in the 2012 shooting death of his pregnant girlfriend.
   
The jury deliberated almost seven hours Thursday before convicting 27-year-old Christopher Kenyon Simpson in the death of 20-year-old Ka'loni Flynn of Fort Smith, Ark. The Southwest Times Record reports that the jury recommended the maximum sentence of life in prison without parole.
   
Formal sentencing is set for 11 a.m. on Nov. 8.
   
Prosecutors allege that Simpson shot Flynn twice in the head because he did not want another child to support. A DNA expert testified that Simpson fathered the fetus.
   
Simpson's attorney, Warren Gotcher, argued that no witnesses could place Simpson at the shooting scene and that his client was innocent.

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Daelyanna - 11/24/2013 8:48 AM
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First off, if he didn't want another child he should have kept his pants on and zipped up. That is no reason to kill a person. Obviously he had something to led the police and the jurors to determine he was the one that actually did the shooting so just because a person didn't see him is a crappy defense anyway.

Mayor Maynot - 10/5/2013 11:27 AM
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Just stick his head in the horse trough and keep it there till he's had plenty of water to breathe. Wouldn't want to be unmerciful.
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