The Norman Transcript

Crime/Courts

April 19, 2013

Jury finds Peters guilty in woman’s death

(Continued)

NORMAN —

“I felt so sorry for Mr. Peters,” Patricia McDoulett said. “I realize he had made some poor choices that put his life in danger and everyone else’s life in danger. Him having to go back to prison is going to put his life in danger. I felt sorry for the man, to be perfectly honest. I hated that for him.”

Schumacher went directly into the punishment stage of the trial, when the jurors were informed Peters had already had three previous felony convictions related to drugs on his record. Because of that, they had three options to choose from, including 20 years to life, 10 years to life or four years to life.

Douglas asked for the jury to have mercy. Puckett asked for a life sentence.

“It’s not a crime or a defendant that deserves a minimal sentence,” Puckett said.

But Douglas said he will appeal the ruling on the grounds that the jury was only given the option of first-degree manslaughter. If that fails, Peters will have to serve 85 percent of the 38 years before he is eligible for parole.

Regardless, Patricia McDoulett is going to try and move on with her life. She knows nothing will bring her daughter back, but it’s the memories she said she will have to deal with for the rest of her life.

“I am going to start by trying to unpack some of her boxes that I still have in my living room,” Patricia said as tears rolled down her face. “I can’t pick up anything that is hers and just hold it close to my heart. I cry like a baby every single day. Just try to do the best you can and maybe after all this I can get to where I can open a box and not bawl like a baby.”

 

For local news and more, subscribe to The Norman Transcript Smart Edition, or our print edition.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Crime/Courts
  • OKC man charged with rape

    After being brutally raped and kidnapped for four days, a woman escaped and called 911 last week, which led to charges against an Oklahoma City man. Zohaib Sahibzada Dastgir, 28, was charged with three counts of first-degree rape, two ...

    August 1, 2014

  • Motorists should watch for pedestrians

    With another school year approaching, the Norman Police Department wants motorists to be mindful of the increase in pedestrian and vehicle traffic. During the month of August, the Norman Police Department will concentrate resources in the ...

    August 1, 2014

  • Crime briefs

    Man charged with rape A Norman man was charged with second-degree rape Thursday after a teen reported that she had been engaging in sexual activity with him. Stacy Lynn Thomas, 36, had numerous sexual encounters with the 15-year-old girl ...

    August 1, 2014

  • Police log

    Police responded to the following incidents Wednesday: · 1:36 a.m. burglary in progress, 3700 block of Barwick Drive · 9:54 a.m. larceny report, 500 block of South University Boulevard · 10:42 a.m. larceny report, 1400 ...

    August 1, 2014

  • Moore police seek information about armed robbert

    MOORE — Moore Police Department is seeking information on an armed robbery suspect....

    August 1, 2014

  • Felonies filed

    The following people were charged with felony counts in the Cleveland County Court Clerk’s Office: · Zohaib Sahibzada Dastgir, 28, three counts of first-degree rape, two counts of forcible sodomy, kidnapping · Katrina Nicole ...

    August 1, 2014

  • Deputies cleared, return to work

    Two deputies involved in a deadly shooting earlier this month are expected to return to work today after being cleared by the Cleveland County District Attorney’s Office. “They (the Sheriff’s Office) gave me their investigation, I ...

    July 31, 2014

  • Felonies filed

    The following people were charged with felony counts in the Cleveland County Court Clerk’s Office: · Randall Lee Sherrill, 34, possession of juvenile pornography · Dewey Leon Kinsey, 37, possession of controlled dangerous ...

    July 31, 2014

  • Police log

    Police responded to the following incidents Tuesday: · 12:14 a.m. burglary report, 3000 block of Pheasant Run Road · 5:58 a.m. larceny report, 3900 block of Journey Parkway · 6:52 a.m. larceny report, 2600 block of ...

    July 31, 2014

  • Candle ruled as cause of house fire

    Slaughterville Fire Department extinguished a structure fire seconds after responding to the call around 2:50 p.m. Wednesday at 10701 Maguire Road....

    July 31, 2014