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OKG Newsletter

Topic: david prater

Fractured family

Feuding factions within the Oklahoma Republican Party could disrupt funding of state agencies.


Clifton Adcock
Pastor Tom Vineyard of Windsor Hills Baptist Church stood before the Oklahoma House of Representatives April 18 and bowed his head.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Race matters in Ersland case

One of the least talked about, but most important undercurrents in this saga


Tyler Branson
Oklahoma City pharmacist Jerome Ersland was convicted of first-degree murder last week for fatally shooting a robber two years ago.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Time for full disclosure


Bill Bleakley
Last Saturday was the second anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision permitting unlimited spending by individuals, corporations and labor unions to conduct independent political campaign activities.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Secret paroles?

Oklahoma County’s top prosecutor accuses the state Pardon and Parole Board of illegally considering the early release of some inmates.


Phil Bacharach
Tim Sharp was shocked when he heard from his aunt last month that the woman who had killed his father in a drunk-driving accident was up for parole. The inmate, Maelene Chambers, had served only four years of a 10-year manslaughter prison sentence for the 2006 death, and Sharp knew that manslaughter was one of more than 20 state crimes in which offenders were required to serve at least 85 percent of their sentence.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Seeking the truth

Mysteries and cries of mistreatment loom over the death of Robin Leander Howard while in police custody.


Clifton Adcock
The death of Oklahoma City resident Robin Leander Howard, 54, while in police custody has left his family with many unanswered questions.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Parole division

State Question 762 asks voters to decide whether to remove the governor from nonviolent offenders’ parole decisions.


Tim Farley
Gov. Mary Fallin will not support State Question 762, which would take the state’s chief executive officer out of the loop in connection with parole cases involving nonviolent offenders.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

No charges

Citing lack of evidence, the district attorney will not bring charges against police in the case of a man who died while in custody.


Clifton Adcock
The burgundy sports utility vehicle pulled up to the curb outside Oklahoma City attorney David Slane’s office.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A real maverick

The term of D.A. David Prater has been marked by tough, and often controversial, decisions.


Clifton Adcock
It was a sunny May morning in 2009 and Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater had just finished dropping off his daughter at school when his cell phone rang.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Prater files charges against the state's Pardon and Parole Board


Jerry Bohnen
Just as Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater vowed, he has filed misdemeanor charges against the five members of the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole board, accusing them of violating Oklahoma’s Open Meeting Act.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

High-stakes pigeons


Gazette staff
Three Oklahomans might wind up caged in the wake of a nationwide undercover investigation of pigeon-racing (yes, pigeon-racing) by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013