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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  • Pharmacist appeals judge's decision to stay on murder case

    BY NOLAN CLAY nclay@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Dec 17, 2010

    Pharmacist Jerome Jay Ersland on Friday appealed Oklahoma County District Judge Ray Elliott's refusal to step down from his murder case.

  • Defense attorneys to appeal judge's decision to stay in pharmacist's murder case

    BY NOLAN CLAY nclay@opubco.com | Updated: Mon, Dec 13, 2010

    A judge, saying “I am not a racist,” refused Monday to step down from a pharmacist's murder case and nine other criminal cases. Oklahoma County District Judge Ray C. Elliott ruled allegations made by the pharmacist's defense attorneys against him are baseless. He also said the...

  • Judge refuses recusal request in murder case involving Oklahoma City pharmacist

    BY NOLAN CLAY | Updated: Mon, Dec 13, 2010

    Oklahoma County District Judge Ray Elliott has refused a request to step aside from the murder trial of Oklahoma City pharmacist Jerome Ersland in the shooting death of a 16-year-old would-be robber.

  • Judge in OKC pharmacist's case to announce ruling Monday

    BY NOLAN CLAY nclay@opubco.com | Updated: Wed, Dec 8, 2010

    Defense attorneys want District Judge Ray C. Elliott to step down in the murder trial of pharmacist Jerome Jay Ersland, who is accused of killing Antwun “Speedy” Parker, 16, of Oklahoma City, during a robbery at Reliable Discount Pharmacy.

  • OKC pharmacist's first judge denies taking purse from defense attorney

    BY NOLAN CLAY nclay@opubco.com | Updated: Wed, Dec 8, 2010

    District Attorney David Prater, testified Monday that Jerome Jay Ersland's lead attorney, Irven Box, gave District Judge Tammy Bass-LeSure a purse. Prater said Tuesday he could not expand on his comment at this time.

  • Judge will rule Monday on defense request in Oklahoma City pharmacist's murder trial

    BY NOLAN CLAY | Updated: Tue, Dec 7, 2010

    An Oklahoma County judge said he will rule Monday on a defense request for him to step down from a pharmacist's murder trial. District Judge Ray C. Elliott admitted Monday he used the word "wetbacks" to describe roofers who damaged his home. He said today he regretably used the word after three...

  • Judge removal hearing continues in Ersland case

    BY NOLAN CLAY nclay@opubco.com | Updated: Tue, Dec 7, 2010

    Defense attorneys want Oklahoma County District Judge Ray C. Elliot to take himself off pharmacist Jerome Jay Ersland's murder case, and they are making allegations of racism.

  • Prosecutors say defense attorneys ‘playing games' to delay Oklahoma City pharmacist's murder trial

    BY NOLAN CLAY | Updated: Mon, Dec 6, 2010

    Prosecutors today accused a pharmacist's defense attorneys of asking for a judge to step down because they want to delay the murder trial, not because they really believe the judge cannot be fair. “It's all about playing games,” Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater said...

  • Defense wants judge off Oklahoma City pharmacy shooting case

    By The Associated Press | Updated: Mon, Dec 6, 2010

    A hearing is scheduled to determine whether the judge should step down in the murder trial of an Oklahoma City pharmacist accused of killing an unconscious teenager during a robbery

  • Oklahoma pharmacist's trial postponed until next year

    BY NOLAN CLAY | Updated: Tue, Nov 16, 2010

    Prosecutors say defense efforts to remove Oklahoma County judge are making a mockery of the judicial system.

  • Oklahoma pharmacist's hearing set; timing means murder trial delay

    BY NOLAN CLAY | Updated: Mon, Nov 15, 2010

    An Oklahoma County district judge today set a hearing for Dec. 6 on a defense request for him to step down from a pharmacist's murder case. That schedule means the trial for Jerome Jay Ersland will be delayed until next year. The trial had been set to begin Dec. 6. Defense attorneys allege...

  • OKC pharmacist says judge in his case can't be fair

    BY NOLAN CLAY | Updated: Fri, Nov 12, 2010

    A pharmacist alleged Friday the judge in his murder case cannot be trusted to perform judicial duties without bias because the judge had made racial slurs against Hispanics. The pharmacist accused Oklahoma County District Judge Ray C. Elliott of repeatedly calling Hispanics...

  • Oklahoma pharmacist's attorneys want judge off murder trial

    BY NOLAN CLAY | Updated: Tue, Nov 9, 2010

    The defense attorneys for Jerome Jay Ersland asked Oklahoma County District Judge Ray C. Elliott to step down from the pharmacist's murder trial. Elliott refused.

  • Oklahoma pharmacist's attorneys want judge removed

    By NOLAN CLAY | Updated: Tue, Nov 9, 2010

    Defense attorneys for pharmacist Jerome Ersland today asked his newest judge to step down from presiding over his murder trial.

  • Pharmacist Jerome Ersland wants prosecutor removed

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: Tue, Nov 9, 2010

    An attorney for an Oklahoma City pharmacist charged with first-degree murder in the death of a teenage robber says the prosecutor in the case should be removed.



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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.