The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has rejected the appeal of a man convicted of first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon in connection with a shooting at a mall in Muskogee.
The ruling released Tuesday upholds the convictions of 23-year-old Dondray Fowler. Fowler was convicted of the 2010 shooting that killed 17-year-old Jarrod Reed at Arrowhead Mall. He was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole for murder and to 30 years for each of the four assault convictions.
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Fowler raised several points on appeal -- including insufficient evidence, improper jury instructions, prosecutorial misconduct, ineffective counsel and that his sentence is excessive.
The appeals court rejected each claim. Fowler had claimed the shooting was in self-defense.