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Oklahoma news briefs for June 21

Oklahoma news briefs for June 21, 2014
Oklahoman Published: June 21, 2014
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Guthrie

Husband gets life in murder

A Logan County man convicted of killing his chronically ill wife was sentenced Friday to life with the chance of parole, a prosecutor said. Mark Alan Schemm, 53, of Crescent, was convicted in April of first-degree murder in the June 2013 death of Monica Schemm, 49. Schemm told authorities his wife’s death was a mercy killing, said Kevin Etherington, assistant district attorney. “In my opinion he killed for a number of reasons,” Etherington said. “Her care, a life insurance policy and he told police when he was arrested, he had lost the last 20 to 30 years of his life taking care of her.” Monica Schemm was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 1991 and had a fall in 2007 that left her an invalid.

SHEILA STOGSDILL,

FOR THE OKLAHOMAN

Midwest City

Aerospace day planned

The seventh annual Oklahoma Aerospace Education and Industry Partnership Day will be July 31 at Rose State College. More than 120 teachers from across the state are expected to attend. For more information, contact Ben Robinson at sentryonellc@aol.com or 812-1292.

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Norman

Students try journalism

Sixteen high school students from across the state are attending the annual Oklahoma Institute for Diversity in Journalism workshop this week at the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma.

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