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Oklahoma man convicted of beating grandmother to death with baseball bat

BY LAURA SUMMERS - Tulsa World Modified: September 13, 2013 at 8:19 am •  Published: September 13, 2013

BARTLESVILLE - A Washington County jury has found a 21-year-old Bartlesville man guilty of killing his grandmother in an October 2012 baseball-bat beating at her eastside home.

The jury, which was empaneled Monday, deliberated for four hours Thursday before finding Brandon William Capps guilty of first- degree murder and five other charges.

District Judge Curtis DeLapp set a Nov. 13 sentencing date for Capps, who had confessed to killing Clara Jean Hammer, 81, but repeatedly testified that he had "blacked out" and could not remember the details of what happened when his grandmother was beaten to death with a baseball bat.

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