Jury convicts Oklahoma City man of killing friend over missing phone

Dannie Lee, 28, said he acted in self-defense when he accidentally shot Marquis Lewis, 18, of Oklahoma City.
by Tim Willert Modified: January 18, 2013 at 9:26 pm •  Published: January 19, 2013

“He was upset that someone was calling him out,” Assistant District Attorney Adam Kallsnick told the jury Friday.

The prosecutor said Lewis, who knew Lee carried a gun, stood his ground because he didn't think “his friend would kill him.”

At least three eyewitnesses testified that Lee pushed Lewis first and was shoved in return. He then stepped back, drew his gun and fired multiple shots at close range, according to witness reports.

“The defendant's story didn't add up with the physical evidence,” Kallsnick said outside the courtroom. “The fact that he was shot so many times defeats the defendant's story that it was just an accident.”

Jurors, who deliberated for nearly four hours, declined to comment. Lee's attorney also declined to comment.

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by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for FOXSports.com in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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