GUTHRIE, Okla. (KFOR) – An Oklahoma family has filed a petition asking a Logan County judge to remove prosecution for bringing charges against their loved one’s alleged killer.
Brent Mack was shot and buried and found buried under a septic tank in northern Logan County.
Mack’s former boss, Daniel Triplett, was charged with first-degree murder and disposing of a body on October 25. Triplett owned a septic tank installation business.
Last week, Judge Susan Worthington of Logan County awarded Triplett a $500,000 settlement. He was out on Monday afternoon.
Mack’s family has now put together a petition to ask the judge to disqualify him.
“In Oklahoma, most people think that if you’re charged with murder, you’ll never get the hook up,” Scott Adams said. “You have the right to be bound for any crime from theft to murder in Oklahoma.”
Scott Adams was not involved in Mack’s case.
He told KFOR it was unusual but not unheard of to issue bonds to murder suspects.
Adams said the judge can look at the suspect’s history – and whether he posed a danger to the public.
“A lot of people will sit there and say ‘well, because he’s a former council member, he’s getting special treatment,’ but that’s not what happened here,” Adams said. . “At least from the record that was presented to the judge it was clear that he was an excellent citizen, and that he really didn’t have any interference with the law.”
According to the Guthrie News Page, three Logan County murder suspects remain behind bars with no binding papers – released by Worthington – as they await trial.
https://kfor.com/news/local/oklahoma-family-seeks-logan-co-judge-disbarment-after-murder-suspect-granted-500k-bond/ The Oklahoma family sought to strip Logan Co. After the murder suspect provided a bond worth 500k