Oklahoma appeals court affirms conviction in pharmacy shooting

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the first-degree murder conviction and life sentence of a man charged with helping plan an armed robbery at a south Oklahoma City pharmacy in which a teenage accomplice was shot to death by a pharmacist who was also convicted of first-degree murder.

The court on Friday unanimously upheld the conviction of 38-year-old Emanuel “E man” Mitchell. Mitchell’s original 2011 conviction was overturned.

Mitchell and a co-defendant, 50-year-old Anthony “Black” Morrison, were convicted of helping plan the robbery in which 16-year-old Antwun Parker was shot to death by 64-year-old pharmacist Jerome Ersland, who was also convicted of murder.

Ersland claimed he acted in self-defense, but prosecutors say he went too far when he fired several bullets into the unconscious teen’s body.


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