Defense begins calling witnesses in bribery trial of former lawmaker
OKLAHOMA CITY — Prosecutor rest their case in a high profile bribery trial.
Prosecutors claim former state representative Randy Terrill offered former state senator, Debbe Leftwich, a new 80-thousand dollar a year state job at the state medical examiner’s office if she agreed not run for re-election.
On Monday the defense began calling their first witnesses.
The first witness was former state senate President Pro-Tem Glenn Coffee.
Coffee authored the bill that created the controversial job. Coffee did not know of any attempts by Terrill to bribe Leftwich with the job.
After calling 7 witnesses, the defense saved their biggest for last.
Terrill is expected to testify on Tuesday.
After Terrill testifies, both sides will give closing arguments and the case will go to the jury.
Terrill remains extremely confident on the eve of his big day.
“I’m glad the truth is coming out,” said Terrill. “I’m looking forward to telling my story to the jury. I think any fair observer has seen things aren’t exactly as you’ve read them.”
Both he and Leftwich are being tried separately.
Leftwich’s trial is set to begin in December.