The Latest on the sentencing of a former police officer convicted of fatally shooting his daughter’s boyfriend in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (all times local):
A former police officer in Oklahoma has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the off-duty fatal shooting of his daughter’s boyfriend.
Tulsa District Judge Sharon Holmes sentenced former Tulsa officer Shannon Kepler on Monday in the 2014 killing of 19-year-old Jeremey Lake. Kepler is white and Lake was black.
Kepler was convicted of first-degree manslaughter last month after juries deadlocked in three earlier trials.
The manslaughter conviction carries a minimum sentence of four years, but sets no maximum term, leaving it up to the judge to decide. Jurors had recommended a 15-year term.
Kepler, who retired from the force after he was charged, told investigators that Lake was armed and that he shot him in self-defense. Police never found a weapon on Lake or at the scene.