No. F-79-93.

632 P.2d 1244 (1981)

Karen RITCHIE, Appellant, v. The STATE of Oklahoma, Appellee.

Court of Criminal Appeals of Oklahoma.

August 10, 1981.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Kevin Murphy, Ponca City, for appellant.

Jan Eric Cartwright, Atty. Gen., Reta Strubhar, Asst. Atty. Gen., Oklahoma City, for appellee.


BRETT, Presiding Judge:

The appellant, Karen Sue Ritchie, was tried for the crime of Murder in the Second Degree in Case No. CRF-78-20, in the District Court of Kay County. A jury found the appellant guilty as charged and fixed punishment at seventy-five (75) years' imprisonment.

Early on the morning of February 6, 1978, three (3) year old Suzanne Ritchie arrived at the Ponca City Hospital. Despite a valiant rescue attempt, the child was...

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