Former Cop Daniel Holtzclaw Sentenced to 263 Years
On December 10, 2015, after a month-long trial, Daniel Holtzclaw was found guilty on 18 on 36 counts, including 4 counts of first-degree rape while on duty. For further background, we reported it here.
Holtzclaw was a police officer in Oklahoma City. His sentencing was held today. Holtzclaw’s attorneys delayed sentencing for several hours by filing a motion for a new trial. The jury, who deliberated 45 hours, recommended 263 years for sentencing. Today, the judge denied Holtzclaw’s motion for a new trial, and entered the jury’s sentencing recommendation. Holtzclaw’s sentence will be served consecutively.
Holtzclaw’s victims, all women, consisted of teenagers and grandmothers. All of them are black.
Some press conferences were held and if they are released on Youtube, I will embed the videos in the comment section below.