In brief state items for Oct. 23

The Muskogee County DA's office seeks OSBI inquiry; arraignment delayed in Tulsa Courthouse shooting
Published: October 23, 2012
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IN BRIEF

OSBI opens investigation of Muskogee County DA's office

— An investigation into the Muskogee County district attorney's office was opened Monday. District Attorney Larry Moore requested the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation look into allegations of possible misconduct by his staff after computers from the sheriff's office were transferred to the district attorney's office. The computers had software that could allow access to monitor the Muskogee County Courthouse security system, OSBI spokeswoman Jessica Brown said in a prepared statement. The OSBI has requested the FBI look into the situation to check for any violations of federal law.

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Judge delays arraignment in

Tulsa courthouse shooting

— Arraignment for a 24-year-old man charged with shooting into a crowded Tulsa plaza — wounding a sheriff's deputy and a bystander — has been delayed. Andrew Dennehy was scheduled for arraignment Monday — but the judge postponed it until Dec. 10 at the request of Dennehy's attorney. Dennehy faces shooting with intent to kill and firearms charges. His family and attorney say he's a paranoid schizophrenic plagued by bizarre thoughts and delusions. Prosecutors say he's bluffing and understands the charges against him. Prosecutors allege Dennehy wandered barefoot into the plaza between the Tulsa County Courthouse and Tulsa Central Library on March 7 and fired a handgun — sending people fleeing in panic and injuring a the deputy and bystander. Dennehy was also wounded when deputies arrived and returned fire.

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