"It was apparent to me that despite the passage of time from the jury's verdict until today, not much sank in," District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler said. "As he did in trial, he made it all about himself. I asked the court to give him every day of the 32 years that the jury recommended, and the court followed their sentence."
A Friday story incorrectly stated the age Christopher Barnett would be upon eligibility for release from incarceration on a conviction for shooting a process server. Barnett would be in his early 60s after serving 85% of his sentence.
Despite expressing regret, Christopher Barnett maintained that he should remain free from prison because he felt threatened by the process server’s presence on his porch. Jurors will receive the case for deliberations on Thursday.
A former gubernatorial candidate who is charged with shooting a process server can’t claim immunity under the state’s Stand Your Ground law, a judge ruled Friday.
Tulsa County prosecutors added three felony violent threat counts against Christopher Barnett after four hours of preliminary hearing testimony from a University of Tulsa security investigator, three university professors and a Tulsa police sergeant.
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Christopher Barnett has been jailed since July 29 without bond on two separate cases, in which he is charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon and threatening an act of violence.
The 2018 Oklahoma Republican gubernatorial candidate has dismissed his lawsuits against TCC, the city of Tulsa, the Tulsa Performing Arts Center and the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. The dismissals are without prejudice, meaning they could be re-filed later.
Christopher Barnett was taken into custody at his south Tulsa home but refused to talk to detectives, according to a police report.
Christopher Barnett says the legal team for the lawsuit related to the suspension of his husband, George “Trey” Barnett III, from TU still hasn’t completed depositions of key witnesses.
"The types of requests, the volume, the years requested and the variety, … that was our main concern. The time required to be responsive without a real understanding of how those requests correlated to public activities was a concern," said Lauren Brookey, TCC's vice president of external affairs and TCC Foundation president.