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Tulsa ex-officer sentenced for manslaughter to be evaluated

TULSA, Okla. – A former Oklahoma police officer is transferred to a state prison, where officials will determine how he will make his 15-year sentence in the fatal shooting of his daughter and her friend.

The Tulsa World reports that 57-year-old Shannon Kepler came Monday at the Lexington Assessment and Reception.

Kepler was held in a single cell, while at the Tulsa jail. It is unclear whether he will be located in the same way in the prison.

The prison officials say that he has his permanent assignment will be kept a secret. Such steps have been taken for other former law enforcement officials for the safety.

Kepler is a former Tulsa police officer. He was convicted in October of first-degree murder in the 2014 killing of 19-year-old Jeremey Lake. Kepler, who is white, told investigators he shot the black teenager in self-defense.

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Information: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

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