Oklahoma court upholds homicide conviction

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the conviction of an Enid man in the death of a bicyclist.

Richard House II argued that a blood test showing marijuana in his system after the collision and that police diagrams of the scene of the accident should not have been admitted as evidence during his trial.

The court on Wednesday rejected both appeals.

House was convicted of negligent homicide and sentenced to one year in prison for the August 2009 death of Don Riggs near Enid.

Authorities say Riggs was bicycling with friends on the shoulder of U.S. Highway 412 when he was struck by a delivery truck driven by House. House told police at the time that it was hot in the truck and he must have fallen asleep.

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