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Tulsa officer pleads not guilty in murdering of Terence Crutcher

The Tulsa patrolman who fatally shot an unarmed black male pled not guilty to first-degree murdering Friday after he profession claimed she was temporarily deaf during a shooting.

Officer Betty Shelby seemed in probity for a initial time Friday given a lethal sharpened of 40-year-old Terence Crutcher dual weeks ago.

The five-year force maestro faces life in jail if convicted. Her rough conference is set for Nov. 29.

A day earlier, her attorney, Scott Wood, claimed Shelby was so hyper-focused before and during a Sept. 16 sharpened that she didn’t hear other officers arrive on a stage — or even a lethal gunshot she fired.

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Officer Betty Shelby of a City of Tulsa Police Department pled not guilty to first-degree murdering Friday.


“She didn’t hear a gunshot, didn’t hear a sirens entrance adult behind her usually before to a shot,” Wood pronounced Thursday.

The condition, infrequently called “auditory exclusion,” happens when people in high-stress situations balance out noises around them, Wood said.

“It’s not usually a common materialisation described in literature, yet it’s a No. 1 perceptual exaggeration by people we have represented who have been concerned in shootings — discontinued sound or finish heard exclusion,” he argued.

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Crutcher was shot and killed on Sept. 16 after his SUV stalled on a Tulsa road.

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Shelby, one of a cops who pulled over to examine a idle car, claimed she “feared for her life” when she non-stop glow — yet prosecutors pronounced a unarmed male had has hands lifted and was walking divided from a responding officers before he was killed.

Authorities expelled striking video of shooting, prisoner from mixed military cameras, as protesters in Tulsa and around a nation called for justice.

Terence Crutcher, 40, was shot and killed progressing this month.

Terence Crutcher, 40, was shot and killed progressing this month.


Shelby was arrested reduction than a week after a killing, and was liberated on bond 20 mins after she was sealed up.

The 42-year-old patrolman assimilated a Tulsa military force in 2011. Before that, she worked for a Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office.

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