At a glance: Attorney is helping ex-pharmacist appeal murder conviction

At a glance: Attorney is helping ex-pharmacist appeal murder conviction
by Nolan Clay Published: October 10, 2012

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Attorney aids in pharmacist's appeal

Oklahoma City attorney Doug Friesen has been in the news this year because he is helping former pharmacist Jerome Jay Ersland appeal a murder conviction.

Ersland, 60, is serving a life term for fatally shooting a wounded robber in 2009 inside the Reliable Discount Pharmacy in south Oklahoma City. A jury last year found Ersland guilty of first-degree murder.

Friesen is asking the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals to grant a new trial. Friesen claims Ersland's lead trial attorney was inept.

Nolan Clay, Staff Writer


by Nolan Clay
Sr. Reporter
Nolan Clay was born in Oklahoma and has worked as a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1985. He covered the Oklahoma City bombing trials and witnessed bomber Tim McVeigh's execution. His investigative reports have brought down public officials,...
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