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UPDATE: The jury that will decide the fate of Daniel Holtzclaw has been sent home after almost nine hours of deliberations. They deliberated until approximately 2:30 a.m. CT before calling it a night.

They will reconvene Tuesday, December 8, at 10:30am CT.


The fate of Daniel Holtzclaw, 28, the former Oklahoma City police officer who stands accused of raping 12 Black women and one underage Black girl while on duty, is now in the hands of the all-White jury selected to bring him to justice.

All 129 seats in the courtroom were full on Monday for closing arguments, a direct contrast with the beginning of the trial when community activists and clergy were trying to rally people to the empty courtroom.

As previously reported by Hello Beautiful, Holtzclaw faces 36 counts, including forcible oral sodomy, first-degree rape, sexual battery, indecent exposure, first-degree burglary and stalking.

According to reporter Tom George, the prosecution rested by saying, “…convince these women that someone cares about them.”

Check back in with Hello Beautiful for the verdict.


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