Okla. Pharmacist Seeks Post-Conviction Relief

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 3:31 pm
By: News 9

An Oklahoma pharmacist sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting a teenager who tried to rob his store is asking an appellate court to reconsider his appeal because he claims he had PTSD.

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Jerome Ersland was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole for the 2009 shooting death of a 16-year-old boy during an attempted robbery. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed the conviction and sentence in 2013.

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Ersland claims in court documents filed Wednesday in Oklahoma County District Court that he only recently remembered certain details of the incident. He now claims a second gun was in his pocket, not in a drawer, and that he believed he was being shot at.

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Prosecutors didn't return a call seeking comment.