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Shepard Receives Death Penalty


November 28, 2019

Countywide & Sun/Gloria Trotter

Tonisha Rapp, sister to Officer Justin Terney, is surrounded by Tecumseh Police Officers and family while she answers questions after Shepard is given the death penalty.

The mood was somber in Courtroom No. 1 at the Pottawatomie County courthouse last Friday.

After all, it was the first time in more than three decades that a jury here would decide whether to impose the death penalty.

It was the end of three-week trial of Byron James Shepard for the murder of Tecu...

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