Woman gets 30-year term
A Lawton woman has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of her 20-month-old son. Ashley Wright, 24, entered the plea Monday and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. She was charged with first-degree murder in the January 2011 death of her son, Timothy Long. Authorities say Wright first told police her 2-year-old daughter hit the child in the head with a hammer. In a statement to the court, Wright said she dropped Timothy onto a tile floor and struck him several times. Prosecutors said they are satisfied with the plea bargain, noting Wright likely will be in her 50s before she's released.
OSBI checks inmate death
The Kingfisher County sheriff has asked the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation to look into the possible homicide of a jail inmate. William David Mallory, 38, was found dead in his cell about 8 p.m. Monday, according to an OSBI news release. Agents have collected evidence from the scene and interviewed numerous inmates, the release states. Mallory was booked into the jail Sept. 24 on a complaint of larceny from a retailer. He was housed in a cell that was open during the day to a common area for inmates.
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