Former prosecutor suspended in death penalty case
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A former Oklahoma County prosecutor charged with misconduct that eventually led to the release of two convicted killers from death row has been suspended for 180 days and ordered to pay more than $12,800 in court costs.
In a 5-2 decision on Tuesday, the Oklahoma Supreme Court reduced the recommendation of a trial panel that suggested attorney Robert Bradley Miller be suspended for one year. The court determined that Miller failed to disclose certain information to defense attorneys and that his actions were ``prejudicial to the administration of justice.''
Two gang members sentenced to death for the 1993 drive-by shooting death of a 14-year-old girl were ultimately released after a federal appeals court determined Miller was involved in prosecutorial misconduct in the case.
Miller's attorney declined comment on Tuesday.
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