News Minute: Here is the latest Oklahoma news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. CDT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the murder conviction and life without parole sentence of a Chandler man in the death of his estranged wife. The court on Thursday rejected appeals by 61-year-old Kurt Meyer that included prosecutorial misconduct, improper statements by the prosecutor and illegal seizure of his cell phones that were used as evidence against him. Meyer was convicted in the 2014 strangulation death of Kathleen Wilkins-Meyer in Chandler.
VALLIANT, Okla. (AP) - The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a body found in southeastern Oklahoma is that of a Broken Bow woman missing for nearly two months. OSBI special agent Chad Dansby told the Texarkana Gazette that the body found Monday near Valliant has been identified using fingerprints as that of 56-year-old Roxie Faizy. Faizy was last seen Jan. 25 and she was found with her hands tied. Dansby said the death is being investigated as a homicide
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Office of Management Enterprise Services says it needs $16 million by the end of the month for its information technology department. The office provides IT services for more than 110 state agencies. Agency officials told state lawmakers Tuesday that it's more than 60 days late on $7 million in overdue payments to vendors and if money is not provided, then services provided by state agencies could suffer and agency computer systems could be vulnerable to cyber attacks.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Drugmakers are trying to convince Oklahoma's top court to postpone the trial in the state's lawsuit accusing them of fueling the opioid epidemic. The Oklahoma Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday, a week after rejecting drugmakers' request to immediately postpone the scheduled May 28 start. The judges are expected to deliberate Monday behind closed doors and issue a ruling later. Drugmakers want the trial postponed by 100 days.
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