Former Oklahoma senator seeks trial delay

Former state Sen. Debbe Leftwich argues “the extensive and sensational media coverage” of former state Rep. Randy Terrill's trial will hinder her from having a fair trial.
by Nolan Clay Published: November 8, 2013
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Jurors chose a punishment of one year in prison and a $5,000 fine.

He spent the night in jail after being found guilty. The judge the next day ordered him released on a $10,000 bond while he appeals. It was at that hearing Oct. 30 that Terrill appeared in orange jail clothes and handcuffs.

Leftwich, 62, of Oklahoma City, is charged with soliciting and/or accepting a bribe to withdraw. She has pleaded not guilty. She faces up to two years in prison and a $5,000 fine if convicted of the felony charge.

The formal sentencing for Terrill is set for Dec. 6. Terrill, 44, lives in Moore.

Leftwich's attorneys argued Wednesday in their motion that the formal sentencing will bring “yet another round of pretrial publicity.”

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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