Oklahoma court affirms life term in boy's death

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma appeals court has rejected the appeal of a man convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison for the death of a 6-year-old boy in a drive-by shooting.

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals handed down the decision Thursday in the case of 27-year-old Maurice Tubbs. Tubbs was convicted by a jury in Comanche County of shooting into a southwest Lawton home on April 4, 2009, and fatally wounding 6-year-old Hikeem Lambirth, who was asleep on a couch.

Family members testified Hikeem was sleeping in a front room of the house when gunshots rang out. He was shot in the chest and ran into a bedroom, where family members held a towel against his chest to try to slow the bleeding.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Sherman 4201 Texoma Pkwy (903) 892 -8123 Ardmore 2624 S. Commerce (580) 223-0946
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 196444991 - kxii.com/a?a=196444991
Gray Television, Inc.