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Oklahoma judge refuses to let Teddy Mitchell travel to Mexico to spread wife's ashes

Teddy Mitchell faces trial in August in an illegal gambling case. Police still are investigating the brutal beating death of his wife, Julie Mitchell, in their Oklahoma City home.
by Nolan Clay Published: March 13, 2013

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Prosecutors objected to the request.

A federal grand jury in September indicted Mitchell, sons Dryden Mitchell and Nick Mitchell, six other men and a Costa Rican company.

Teddy Mitchell is accused in the indictment of making millions of dollars by hosting illegal high-stakes poker games at his home and by illegally taking bets on sporting events. His attorney contends he is a professional gambler who acted legally.

The judge Tuesday did give Teddy Mitchell permission to attend recreational golf outings with Dryden Mitchell and Nick Mitchell. The judge also allowed them to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings together.

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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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