Judge Sentences Holtzclaw To Serve 263 Years Consecutively

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 6:09 am
By: News 9

A former Oklahoma City police officer, convicted of rape and sexual assault, has been sentenced to serve 263 years in prison consecutively. 

Daniel Holtzclaw's attorney filed a request Wednesday for a new trial or evidentiary hearing. Thursday afternoon, the Judge denied the motion, saying his defense failed to meet the burden of proof. 

Daniel Holtzclaw's sentencing was scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Thursday. Shortly before noon, prosecutors, Holtzclaw's attorneys and Holtzclaw still were meeting privately in Judge Timothy Henderson's chambers.

The bailiff said the court was adjourned until 1:30 p.m. The reason for the delay was not immediately clear.

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The hearing resumed shortly after 1:30 p.m. 

News 9 Reporter Adrianna Iwasinski said the courtroom is packed with spectators, including Holtzclaw's family members and supporters of his victims.

Several victims made impact statements during the hearing. 

Following the victim impact statements, the Judge sentenced Holtzclaw to serve 263 years in prison consecutively. His attorneys said they will appeal. 

Reporter Adrianna Iwasinski and Lisa Monahan are live-tweeting during the sentencing. Follow Adrianna here, and follow Lisa here