The Latest: DA stands by murder prosecution of the bond agent

STILLWATER, Okla. – The Latest on the ministry release of the video showing the fatal shooting of the man, by bond agent (all times are local):

7:45 pm

An Oklahoma prosecutor says that she remains in her decision to seek a first-degree murder conviction for a bond agent in the recording of a client.

The video shows bond agent Chasity Carey shoot Brandon Williams in the back on Aug. 9. A Payne County jury acquitted Carey on Friday, after she pleaded self-defense.

Payne County District Attorney Laura Austin Thomas says she still believes the evidence supports a first degree murder charges and a murder charge was not appropriate at the time of filing.”

Thomas has come under fire from critics who claim that Carey was overloaded.


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The prosecutors have released video of the fatal shooting of an Oklahoma man by his bond agent who was acquitted in the case — that shows the man asks why he was arrested before he shot.

A jury found Chasity Carey not guilty Friday of first-degree murder in the Aug. 9 the death of Brandon Williams. Jurors were shown the video in court.

Carey called Williams her Stillwater office of planning to revoke his bond and arrest him.

The video shows Carey, her son and Williams talk before Her door closed. Williams stands and is told his hands behind his back, but he refuses and asks: “Why?” He then goes out of the camera view.

Carey and pulls a gun out of a desk and fires a times, fatally striking Williams in the back. Carey testified that the shooting was self-defense.

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