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Father pleads for public's help in solving Julie Mitchell's slaying

The father of northwest Oklahoma City homicide victim Julie Mitchell made an impassioned plea Thursday for the public's help in solving his daughter's 2010 slaying.
BY RANDY ELLIS Modified: August 11, 2011 at 10:04 pm •  Published: August 12, 2011

Police have said Teddy Mitchell ran a bookmaking operation where gamblers placed bets on sporting events. His attorney, Scott Adams, has described his client as a professional gambler, but said Teddy Mitchell denies being a bookie.

The FBI, Internal Revenue Service and a federal grand jury have been investigating Teddy Mitchell's gambling activities, while the state multicounty grand jury has been investigating his wife's homicide.

Attorney Chris Harper, a friend of Teddy Mitchell who has represented him in some legal matters, was scheduled to testify before the state grand jury Thursday, but his testimony was postponed until Sept. 23, according to his attorney, Irven Box. Box has previously stated that an FBI agent and IRS investigator attempted to question Harper about gambling in April, but Harper chose not to answer the questions because of attorney-client privilege and other grounds.

Bryant, meanwhile, said he just wants his daughter's killer brought to justice.

“Every day ticks by, another day, another day and now it's going on 10 months,” he said. “If anybody has any information, I hope they come forth.

“Every day is a bad day without Julie,” he said. has disabled the comments for this article.