Oklahoma Cop Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison For Killing Daughter’s Teenage Boyfriend

A former Oklahoma cop will spend the next 15 years in prison for shooting his daughter’s teenage boyfriend to death over two years ago.

Ex-Tulsa police officer Shannon Kepler claimed he acted in self-defense when he gunned down Jeremey Lake on Aug. 5, 2014, shortly after the 19-year-old had started dating his daughter, Lisa. But a jury didn’t buy that argument and found Kepler guilty of manslaughter last month after three separate juries failed to indict him on murder charges.

On Monday, District judge Sharon Holmes slammed Kepler with a $10,000 fine in addition to a 15-year prison sentence.

Kepler, 57, testified during his trial that he drove to Lake’s house after a discussion about his daughter’s love life turned heated. He told jurors that he believed Lake had a gun and that “it was either him or me.”

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But no weapons were found on Lake after the shooting and the young man’s aunt testified that he had extended his hand for a shake when Kepler opened fire.

Lake’s father, Carl Morse, told the judge on Monday morning that he woke up and wanted to “rip” Kepler’s “head off,” but said he eventually came to his senses, adding that Kepler will now have to “pay the consequences.”

“The last three years of my life have been a living hell,” Morse said.

Prosecutors argued that Kepler, who was off-duty, “hunted” down Lake because he was “the boy” his daughter had been sleeping with.

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Lisa Kepler met Lake at a homeless shelter after her parents kicked her out of the house.

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Carmelo Anthony posted a photo of the Oklahoma City Thunder's damaged charter plane

This looks worse than it really was. But damn it looks bad, right?

Members of the Oklahoma City Thunder were greeted by a surprising sight when their charter plane landed in Chicago in the early hours of Saturday morning: a giant, ugly dent in the plane’s nose. 

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Carmelo Anthony shared a look at the damage on Instagram, along with a completely fair question: WTF?

The aircraft, which landed safely when all was said and done, “likely encountered a bird,” according to a Delta Airlines statement shared with ESPN. A happy ending for the team, but not so much for that poor bird. 

With a dent of that size, you’d think it was a rough ride for the Thunder. Not so, according to a team official. The flight was “a little rough,” according to ESPN, but not in a way that left everyone aboard alarmed.

While the damage looks significant, the nose of most passenger-bearing jets is not as sturdy as you might think. In truth, the weatherproof enclosure — called a “radome” (a portamanteau of “radar” and “dome”) — holds the plane’s radar antenna. And clearly, it’s easily damaged when some poor bird collides with it in midair.

Still, what a jarring thing to see as you’re exiting a plane.

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Secret Appeal Hearing for Oklahoma City Police Officer Sentenced to 263 in Prison for Raping 12 Women

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Are the lakes of Oklahoma being terrorized by a freshwater octopus?


As the rate of unexplained drowning deaths has reportedly crept up in Oklahoma’s placid lakes, some observers have turned to an unusual explanation: a freshwater octopus.

The legend of a killer cephalopod lurking in the murky waters of the state’s Lake Thunderbird, Lake Tenkiller or Lake Oolagah has been surfacing for at least the past several years. Animal Planet’s Lost Tapes even aired an investigation of this crypto-creature. This beast (or beasts), dubbed the “Oklahoma Octopus,” reportedly drags swimmers down with its many strong arms.

How could a sea creature have found its way to lakes in the Heartland?

This unlikely animal, people have explained, might be a rare living fossil, left over from the time (tens of millions of years ago) when this part of the country was, indeed, a shallow sea-and a perfect octopus habitat. Over the millennia, this particular line of octopuses has adapted to freshwater, these proponents suggest.

The octopus is a marvel of adaptation, thanks in large part to its short generation time (just months to a year) and its thousands upon thousands of offspring.

In its hundreds of millions of years on this planet, the octopus has managed to populate just about every corner, crevice and water column of the seas-from the warm shallows of the tropics to the deep frigid waters off the coast of Antarctica. It can even occasionally walk on land for short periods of time.

Could the octopus, conceivably, adapt to freshwater as well? Bolstering the case for the Oklahoma Octopus, some species of this animal are found in the brackish mouths of large rivers. But this theory has some big holes.

First, a shift to entirely fresh water would require some extreme changes in physiology, including the basic ion transport in their cells. No cephalopod has been known to make this whole transition.

Second, most of Oklahoma’s many lakes-including those in question-were constructed in the mid-20th century as engineering projects by damming local rivers. And a “river octopus” would have to have adapted to freshwater and at some point made its way up the Mississippi and subsequent smaller rivers, swimming upstream-and navigating numerous dams.

Unlike even Bigfoot, Chupacabra and the Loch Ness Monster, the Oklahoma Octopus has granted no photographic clues-no matter how blurry or improbable. Nevertheless, its absence does leave the reported rise in drowning deaths unexplained-except by a few folks who proffer that giant catfish are to blame.

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US senator criticizes Pruitt in Oklahoma ethics probe

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Democratic member of the U.S. Senate committee that conducted confirmation hearings for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said in a letter Tuesday that Oklahoma’s former attorney general presented “inconsistent and contradictory statements” to the panel.

Pruitt’s “misleading answers, evasiveness, and stonewalling” had stymied the committee’s ability to provide oversight of the agency, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island wrote in a letter containing information about an ethics complaint against Pruitt being investigated by the Oklahoma Bar Association.

“This conduct is unbecoming of an attorney who is also a public official and who, under law, is required to testify truthfully to Congress,” Whitehouse said.

The complaint was filed against Pruitt in March by the Center for Biological Diversity, a nonprofit organization that works to protect endangered species, and associate professor Kristen van de Biezenbos of the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Whitehouse is listed as a witness on the complaint.

The complaint says Pruitt may have violated the Oklahoma Rules of Professional Conduct when he told the Senate committee in January that he only used his attorney general’s email address to conduct official business.

But documents released by the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office through an Open Records Act lawsuit in Oklahoma indicate Pruitt also used a personal email address to conduct official business, seeming to contradict Pruitt’s sworn testimony, according to the complaint.

Personal emails and other documents indicate Pruitt coordinated closely with fossil-fuel companies and special interest groups who worked to undermine federal efforts to curb planet-warming carbon emissions while serving as the state’s attorney general.

Democrats on the Senate panel have criticized Pruitt’s close ties to the oil and gas industry. As Oklahoma’s attorney general, Pruitt frequently sued the agency he now leads, including filing a multistate lawsuit against the EPA opposing the Obama administration’s plan to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.

In April, Whitehouse accused Pruitt of violating federal law by agreeing to be the keynote speaker at the Oklahoma Republican Party’s annual gala dinner. Whitehouse filed an ethics complaint claiming that would violate the Hatch Act, which limits the political activities of executive branch employees.

“You do not want to miss Pruitt at this year’s OKGOP Gala, as he discusses his plans to slash regulations, bring back jobs to Oklahoma, and decrease the size of EPA!” said a flyer for the event sent out by the state party. Pruitt later withdrew from the event.

Gina Hendryx, the bar association’s general counsel, didn’t immediately return a telephone call from The Associated Press seeking comment.

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Oklahoma City Police Officer Arrested For Domestic Abuse


An investigation into a June domestic violence incident between two Oklahoma City officers has led to complaints against one officer being dismissed and the other officer arrested.

On June 6, police responded to a domestic violence call about 11 p.m. At the scene, officers found Sgt. Donald Glynn Brewer, 44, and officer Kristi Brewer, 28, with injuries from an altercation.

Maj. Paco Balderrama told The Oklahoman on June 7 that the couple had been in an argument which escalated to a physical fight. Balderrama said that Kristi Brewer had allegedly struck her husband in the head with a curling iron and she was arrested on assault complaints.

Investigators from the Domestic Abuse Unit recently completed their investigation and additional evidence led them to think that Donald Glynn Brewer, an 18-year-veteran with the Oklahoma City Police Department, was the aggressor in the incident.

Complaints against Kristi Brewer were dropped and an arrest warrant was issued for her husband, who was arrested Friday night. He is being held without bail in the Oklahoma County jail on a complaint of domestic abuse by strangulation.

Officers said the couple’s 4-year-old child was present during the altercation.

Kristi Brewer filed for divorce on June 9. Court records show the couple had been married less than a year.

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