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Judge clears access to Oklahoma City druggist’s records

Nolan Clay Published: June 19, 2009
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A judge ruled Thursday for a second time that prosecutors can get the military records of a pharmacist charged with first-degree murder.

Attorneys for Jerome Jay Ersland have until Wednesday to appeal.


Oklahoma County District Judge Tammy Bass-LeSure ruled June 10 and again Thursday that prosecutors can subpoena Ersland’s military records.

Ersland served in the Army and Air Force.

Ersland, 57, of Chickasha is accused of going too far when he fatally shot a robber May 19 at Reliable Discount Pharmacy in Oklahoma City. Killed was Antwun "Speedy” Parker, 16.

Defense attorneys argued the military records belong to Ersland. They argued he is protected by the Fifth Amendment from giving up information that could be incriminating. The judge ruled the records belong to the government.

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