Judge denies Betty Shelby's motion to dismiss, trial set for May 8th

Judge sets trial date for Tulsa officer accused in Terence Crutcher shooting

Quick Facts:

  • Officer Betty Shelby faces manslaughter charges in the shooting death of Terence Crutcher
  • She fired the deadly shot in September
  • Her defense claims she fired in self-defense
  • She went to court to attempt to get the charges dropped Wednesday; that motion was denied
  • The judge set a trial date for May 8.
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The Tulsa Police officer accused of manslaughter returned to court Wednesday.

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The judge denied motions filed by Shelby's attorneys to quash and remand.

The charges will not be dropped and a trial date is set for May 8 at 1:30 p.m.

The judge said the state did their job by presenting enough evidence for this case to be bound over for trial.

Shelby’s attorney say they plan on appealing the judge’s ruling. They have 10 days to file an appeal with the court of criminal appeals.

Shelby faces manslaughter charges for the Sept. 2016 death of Terence Crutcher.

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Her defense claims Shelby acted in self defense.

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