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Man ordered to stand trial in shooting death outside Oklahoma bar

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: July 22, 2014
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LAWTON — A Lawton man accused of a fatal shooting outside a bar has been ordered to stand trial on a charge of second-degree murder.

A local newspaper reports that Special District Judge Ken Harris ruled Monday there was enough evidence for Bryan Dutton to stand trial on the murder count.

Dutton is accused of shooting 35-year-old Sam Ruffin three times outside the Dew Drop Inn on April 19.

Ruffin’s partner, Corlette Tahhahwah, told the judge the two had been drinking at the club when she decided to leave. She says the two went into the parking lot and got into an argument with Dutton.

Court records show Dutton has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

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