Man Accused In Murder Of Norman Elderly Man Pleads Guilty


Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 11:26 am
By: News 9


A man accused in the death of an elderly man in Norman enters a guilty plea in the case.

Fifty-nine-year-old Billy Battenfield pleads guilty to the murder of Clair Owen Pollard. Pollard died in his Norman home back in 2011.

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Before a Cleveland County Judge Wednesday morning, Battenfield entered the guilty plea as part of an agreement reached with state. Prosecutors took the death penalty off of the table in exchange for a guilty plea and life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Battenfield also waived his right to appeal, as well as, rights to commutation, pardon and parole of his sentence.

We'll have more on this story throughout the day on News 9 and News9.com.

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