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Del City captain convicted of manslaughter seeks new trial

Del City cop shooting Harrison

DEL CITY, Okla. –  A former Del City officer, who was convicted of shooting and killing an unarmed teenager, wants a new trial.

A jury found 48-year-old Randy Harrison guilty of first-degree manslaughter back in November.

The jury recommended that Harrison spend four years in prison for the death of 18-year-old Dane Scott Jr.

Harrison was set to be formally sentenced this week but the court date was pushed back to February because the pre-sentencing investigation was not complete.

Defense attorneys allege there was jury misconduct during deliberations on his first-degree manslaughter conviction.

The defense is citing news reports, claiming information was sent to the press that should not have been public knowledge.

Attorneys also objected to the dismissal of a juror after that juror refused to cast a vote.

Harrison remains in the Oklahoma County Jail.

Appeal bonds are not granted in first-degree manslaughter cases.

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