Tuesday, July 28th 2020, 10:24 pm
By: News On 6
The attorneys for a Beggs mother accused of murdering 2 of her children have asked a judge to dismiss the case.
Amy Hall’s attorney said the stat of Oklahoma does not have jurisdiction in the case because Hall’s children are members of a tribe and the crimes happened in the Muscogee Creek Reservation.
This comes after the Supreme Court’s McGirt v. Oklahoma ruling that defines certain Native territory in Oklahoma falls under federal jurisdiction.
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The Okmulgee County District Attorney said they have around 68 current cases that could be affected by the McGirt ruling. She said her staff has been meeting with the U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District to see whether Hall’s murder case and the other cases will be moved to federal court.
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