Del City captain convicted of manslaughter seeks new trial
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.