Oklahoma appeals court rejects convicted killer’s appeal
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has rejected the appeal of a man convicted of gunning down another man several years ago.
The court on Thursday upheld the first-degree murder conviction and life without parole sentence of 48-year-old John Joseph Quinter Jr.
Quinter was convicted in the fatal shooting of Robert Almon in 2015, which happened in the driveway of Quinter’s home in Bethel Acres on the southeastern edge of Oklahoma City.
The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office told News 4 a fight or disagreement is what led up to the shooting.
It was argued that the jury should have been instructed to consider the lesser charge of first-degree manslaughter, prosecutorial misconduct and ineffective defense counsel for Quinter.
The appeals court noted that Quinter shot Almon, breaking his arm, then chased him down the driveway shooting him from behind, then fatally shooting him in the head after Almon fell to his knees.