Appeal for man convicted by Tulsa County jury in gang killing rejected
BY Associated Press
Friday, March 01, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma appeals court has rejected the appeal of a convicted killer who was sentenced to life in prison for a gang-related killing.
The state Court of Criminal Appeals handed down the decision Thursday in the case of 29-year-old Darell Steven King. A Tulsa County jury convicted King of first-degree murder and other charges in connection with what prosecutors said was the execution of a gang associate scheduled to testify against a fellow gang member.
King was sentenced to life without parole for the July 30, 2007, shooting death of 22-year-old Mark "Capone" Williams at a drug house. The court's decision said Williams and King were members of the Neighborhood Crips gang in Tulsa.
King's attorney, Stuart Southerland, did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment.