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Attorney of man convicted in ex-girlfriend's death files appeal

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Updated July 11, 2013:  According to court documents the attorney for a man sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole has filed an appeal of the sentence.

Last month a jury found Dustin Boggs guilty of first degree murder in he death of his ex-girlfriend, Danyel Borden.  The jury recommended a sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole.  Earlier this month a judge accepted the sentencing recommendation.

 

Updated July 5, 2013:  A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend in Ottawa County, Oklahoma is sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole.

On Friday the judge accepted that sentencing recommendation from the jury.

Last month Dustin Boggs was found guilty of first degree murder.

The jury convicted Boggs for the 2012 shooting and stabbing death of Danyel Borden.

A witness testified that he was with the couple the night of the murder and saw Boggs stab and fire shots at Borden.

 

Updated June 20, 2013:  Ottawa County jurors have found Dustin Boggs guilty in the death of his ex-girlfriend, Danyel Borden.

Jurors recommended a life sentence with a chance of parole.

CORRECTION:  We initially reported there was no chance of parole but that is incorrect.  The jury recommended a life sentence with a chance of parole.

 

Updated June 19, 2013:  The prosecution and defense have rested in the case of a man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend in Ottawa County, Oklahoma.

Dustin Boggs is charged with first degree murder in the death of Danyel Borden, 21 of California.

Arturo Council took the stand on Tuesday, saying he was driving the car with Borden in the front passenger seat, and Boggs in the back seat.  Council says he slammed on the brakes when Borden screamed for help and that Boggs was trying to wrap something around her neck.  Council claims Borden escaped but Boggs chased her down, stabbed her, and fired shots at her.

During Wednesday's testimony Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation serologist J.D. Linstolrom explained how they collected blood-like stains from the car used, as well as clothing, a knife and gun, found at the scene.

OSBI lab analyst Joseph Orecutt then took the stand, saying blood from Borden was found on Boggs' jeans and shoes.  Borden's blood was also found on the back of the shirt of the driver of the vehicle, Council.  Borden's blood was also found on the lower part of Council's pants.  The expert says Borden's DNA was found on the gun.  However, Orecutt says DNA from Boggs and Borden were not found on the knife.  Council could not be excluded but the expert says the probability the blood on the knife was Council's was not very high.

Oklahoma state medical examiner Dr. Joshua Lantern took the stand, saying during the autopsy it was determined Borden had been hit by a car, but that was not the cause of her death.  Dr. Lantern says Borden had three stab wounds to her neck.  It was also determined Borden had been shot in the face from about a foot and a half away.

An OSBI firearms and ammunition expert, Alan Henry, took the stand and says through their tests they determined the bullet and gun casings found at the scene matched the gun found at the scene.

The defense then called their first witness, Donna Shirley, who was a friend of Danyel Borden and Arturo Council, and the owner of the car and gun.

Shirley testified the day of Borden's death she had recieved a text from Borden earlier in the day.  Borden wanted to take a shower at her place but she never showed up.  Later that day, Shirley says she and Council picked up Boggs, and the two men dropped her off at an area Walmart.

Shirley says when the two men returned later she noticed Boggs had blood on his hands and clothes.

In her original statement to police Shirley had told police Council was not there, but in her second statement to police she said he was.  The defense asked her about this and she said she couldn't remember.

Shirley says the gun found at the scene was usually kept on a shelf at her home by the back door, which did not lock.  While she believes the gun was in the house the morning of the murder, she went camping within the week prior to the murder and she had seen it in the car's glove box.

Shirley says the night before the murder, Boggs had went into the garage, but she did not give him permission to leave with the car the day of the murder.

The defense's final witness was Ron Shirley, Donna's ex-husband.  He says the day of the murder Donna called to tell him the car had been stolen from Walmart and the gun was inside the locked glovebox.

However, on Tuesday, during Council's testimony, he pointed out himself, Boggs and Shirley, on Walmart video leaving in the vehicle.

Closing statements are scheduled to begin Thursday at 9 a.m.  Jury deliberation will follow.

 

Updated June 18, 2013:  An Oklahoma state investigator takes the stand in the case a man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend in Ottawa County.

Dustin Boggs is charged with first degree murder in the death of Danyel Borden, 21 of California.

On Monday both sides gave their opening statements.

On Tuesday, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations agent Brad Green described the scene where he found a bloody hand print, shoe, as well as two live rounds and two spent shell casings.

Arturo Council also took the stand today.  Council said today he was driving the car with the suspect in the back and victim in the passenger seat.  He says he slammed on the brakes when Borden screamed for help and that Boggs was trying to wrap something around her neck.

Council claims Borden escaped but Boggs chased her down, stabbed her, and fired shots at her.

The defense is arguing the witnesses is unreliable because he admitted to initially lying to police.

The prosecution is seeking life in prison with the jury deciding on the option of parole.

 

Updated June 17, 2013:  A murder trial begins for a man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend in Ottawa County, Oklahoma.

Dustin Boggs is charged with first degree murder in the death of Danyel Borden, 21 of California.

Both sides gave their opening statements on Monday with the prosecution saying "this is a story about rage - the defendant murdered Danyel Borden in extremely brutal fashion."

The investigation began nearly a year ago when Borden's body was discovered along an Ottawa County road.

In the preliminary hearing a witness says he was driving a car with the suspect and victim in the back seat when Boggs attacked Borden.  The witness claims Borden escaped from the car, but that Boggs chased her down, stabbed her and fire shots at her.

The prosecution is seeking life in prison with the jury deciding on the option of parole.

 

Updated June 19, 2012:  A northeast Oklahoma suspect appears in court and remains in jail.

On Monday, Dustin Everett Boggs, 24, was in court on a charge of first degree murder.

Boggs is accused murdering Danyel Borden, 21, on Thursday (June 14).

Borden is from California and on June 14 a passerby discovered her body, with obvious signs of trauma, lying in the middle of a paved road just north of Quapaw, Oklahoma.

That night OSBI agents and Ottawa County deputies arrested Boggs, the victims ex-boyfriend.

Boggs is scheduled to appear in court on June 28.

No bond has been set.

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