According to the bill of particulars, Thompson represents a continued risk to society based on “multiple occasions” that he is alleged to have “assaulted and battered Katie Garner.”
Thompson’s formal arraignment was Thursday, and the defendant stood mute. The court is required to enter a plea of not guilty in that instance. Another court appearance in December will allow the defendant to confirm that he wants to go to trial. The defense will have a chance to challenge items within the bill of particulars.
Thompson is being represented by Mitch Solomon through the Oklahoma Indigent Defense System.
The family is pleased that the DAs office is seeking the death penalty.
Testimony at the preliminary hearing indicated Maisano tried to defend Garner several times during the beating. A tentative trial date has been set for January.
“We’ll be there every day supporting Sara and to see that he gets the maximum penalty the law will allow,” Jim Maisano said.
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