Pharmacy Shootings
Oklahoma City pharmacist Jerome Ersland was convicted of first-degree murder in the May 19, 2009 shooting death of a would-be robber, 16-year-old Antwun Parker, while Parker was incapacitated and lying on his back. Ersland is serving a life sentence in prison.

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    BY NOLAN CLAY, STAFF WRITER | Updated: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    Jurors Wednesday at a retrial found Emanuel Mitchell guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit robbery for the death of an accomplice during the thwarted holdup of an Oklahoma City pharmacy in 2009. The accomplice, Antwon Parker, 16, was fatally shot by a pharmacist. The death...

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    BY NOLAN CLAY AND KYLE SCHWAB Staff Writers | Published: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    Murder defendant Emanuel D. “E Man” Mitchell who won a retrial ended up with a harsher punishment Wednesday over the death of a young accomplice during an attempted 2009 Oklahoma City drugstore robbery. Jurors in the retrial agreed Mitchell, 37, should serve a life sentence in prison without the...

  • In retrial, Mitchell found guilty of murder in thwarted Oklahoma City pharmacy robbery

    BY NOLAN CLAY, STAFF WRITER | Updated: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    Jurors Wednesday at a retrial found Emanuel Mitchell guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit robbery for the death of an accomplice during the thwarted holdup of an Oklahoma City pharmacy in 2009. The accomplice, Antwon Parker, 16, was fatally shot by a pharmacist. The death...

  • Trial judge refuses to overturn former Oklahoma City pharmacist's murder conviction

    BY NOLAN CLAY, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    Former pharmacist Jerome Jay Ersland asked his trial judge last year to overturn his murder conviction, claiming he had remembered suppressed details that support his innocence. On Tuesday, Oklahoma County District Judge Ray C. Elliott refused, saying Ersland can’t raise issues now that could...

  • Oklahoma “gun lawyer” ordered to spend 15 weekends in jail for tax offense

    BY NOLAN CLAY, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Oklahoma City “gun lawyer” Doug Friesen was ordered Thursday to spend 15 weekends in jail and six months on home detention for willfully failing to pay federal employment taxes. Friesen represented former pharmacist Jerome Ersland in an unsuccessful appeal. Ersland was convicted in 2011 of...



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Jerome Jay Ersland case timeline

May 19, 2009: Two teenage robbers attempt holdup of Reliable Discount Pharmacy in Oklahoma City. Pharmacist Jerome Jay Ersland kills one. The other flees.



May 27, 2009: Prosecutors charge Ersland with first-degree murder.



May 29, 2009: Prosecutors file a separate first-degree murder charge against two men who planned the robbery and the teenager who ran away. All three later are convicted.



Aug. 31, 2010: Ersland's first trial judge, Tammy Bass-LeSure, takes herself off case after prosecutors question her impartiality.



March 3, 2011: Appeals court refuses to disqualify Ersland's second trial judge, Ray C. Elliott. Defense attorneys complained he would be unfair.