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Bob COFFIA - 1972 OC Policemen Cleared In Gun Death Of Girl...
1972 OC Policemen Cleared In Gun Death Of Girl OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Three Oklahoma City men_were clearedTriday^in the! on shooting death of a young woman woman during a police chase Feb. 19. District Court Judge Clarence Mills found the officers innocent innocent of the manslaughter charges filed against them at their own request. "There was no evidence that any of the defendants attempted attempted to shoot or injure by gunfire any person, . . . " judge said. He said they were only trying to stop the. pickup truck they were chasing and in which Marie O'Brien was a passenger. Miss O'Brien, 21, died of a single bullet wound in the back. The pickup, police said, ran through a police roadblock and Jed officers on a 10-mile chase at speeds up to 100 miles an hour. The pickup overturned. Sgt. Kenneth P. Uffen and patrolmen James Winters and Paul Darragh said they fired several shots at the pickup. The bullet that killed Miss O'Brien was too torn up to through ballistics tests. The driver of the pickup, Darryl Alan Young, 28, of Oklahoma Oklahoma City, was seriously ljured in the crash and remained remained hospitalized Saturday. He has been charged on two counts of assault with a deadly weapon when he ran the roadblock roadblock and narrowly missed two of the policemen. Young ii the son-in-law of police police Sgt. Bob Coffia, who was commanding the roadblock. ters this by identify Fulton, seventh lower

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  1. The Lawton Constitution And Morning Press,
  2. 27 Feb 1972, Sun,
  3. Page 12

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