Petitioners Deliver More Signatures To Help Free Jerome Ersland

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 3:26 pm
By: News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Friends trying to free former pharmacist and convicted murderer Jerome Ersland delivered more petition signatures Thursday to Gov. Mary Fallin's office.

A judge sentenced Ersland in July to life in prison for the shooting death of 16-year-old Antwun Parker. Parker and an accomplice tried to rob Reliable Pharmacy in May 2009.

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Ersland was moved to a medium-security prison in Lexington, Okla., on Aug. 4. Karen Monahan -- one of Ersland's friends -- has been gathering signatures on petitions for months, urging the governor to overturn the conviction.

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Gov. Fallin's office has said the case must first go through the Pardon and Parole Board.