Life sentence upheld in Pushmataha Co. killing

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma appeals court has upheld the first-degree murder conviction of a man sentenced to life in prison for the 2010 killing of a man in Pushmataha County.

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Thursday denied the appeal of 28-year-old Aaron Jerome Jacobs, who was convicted in the robbery and killing of Robert Strickland of Hugo.

Jacobs was sentenced to life in prison, with the possibility of parole.

His attorneys argued he was denied effective legal counsel and a fair trial, and that there was insufficient evidence to convict him. But the court rejected those claims and affirmed Jacobs' conviction and sentence.

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