Judge denies Kepler new trial for misdemeanor convictions
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) -- A judge has denied a new trial to a former Tulsa police officer for two misdemeanor convictions.
A judge denied the final motion for a new trial for Shannon Kepler, who was convicted of two counts of reckless conduct with a firearm in the 2014 shooting death of his daughter's boyfriend. Kepler was also charged with murder in the shooting, but a mistrial was declared on the murder charge earlier this month.
Kepler was sentenced to a year in prison on the misdemeanor charges.
Kepler's new trial on the murder charge will begin Feb. 6, 2017.