- Jun 6, 2018
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Ex-Oklahoma police officer gets 25 years for 2014 killing
Shannon Kepler, a 24-year police veteran, was charged in Tulsa, Okla., on Monday with killing Jeremy Lake, 19, and also with shooting with intent to kill at his daughter Lisa Kepler, 18, in August 2014.
"A former Oklahoma police officer was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the 2014 killing of his daughter's boyfriend after using department records to run a background search on him. Shannon Kepler, 61, a citizen of the Muscogee Nation, will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of Jeremey Lake, who was 19 years old when Kepler killed him. Kepler was found guilty in federal court last April after four previous trials in state court failed to land the veteran cop in prison -- Kepler's first three murder trials ended with hung juries.
He was convicted of manslaughter in the fourth trial and given a 15-year prison term, but the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals overturned that conviction based on a ruling that found that Oklahoma lacks jurisdiction for crimes that happen on tribal reservations."
So it seems the first 3 trials ended in a hung jury -- which must mean that this case is not as clear cut as this conviction may indicate...it could be that he was targeted by Biden's DOJ for political purposes...What did he do? Well, the story goes that Kepler used his position as a cop to gather information on Lake (who was dating Kepler's daughter) -- and used that information to allegedly hunt down and murder Mr. Lake...He drove up on Lake and Kepler's daughter while they were out walking with friends...Kepler attempted to talk to his daughter, she turned him away to go back to the house...Witnesses claim Lake attempted to introduce himself to Kepler and Kepler shot Lake twice in the chest..and then shot 3 more times at the other witnesses, including his own daughter...then fled the scene....
Now, he lucked up when a previous judge dismissed the charges he faced for firing his gun at the other kids, including his daughter -- but he made the crucial mistake of fleeing the scene -- instead of staying and cooperating with his fellow police officers...especially since he is making the case that it was self defense...Despite claims that Lake had a gun, no gun was found at the scene and witness testimony -INCLUDING HIS OWN DAUGHTER -- contradict Kepler...but I assume it was tough for the jurors to believe that a police officer would ever murder an innocent person -- it's a lot easier to believe Lake and the others attacked Kepler and attempted to shoot him -- and Kepler defended himself....However, was it wrong for Biden's DOJ to step in on this case??