MUSKOGEE – Attending church on Sunday for 10 years was one of the conditions a Muskogee County judge placed on a teenager whose sentence in a manslaughter case was deferred this week for 10 years.
Defense attorney Donn Baker said that although the church requirement is unusual, it is not something he intends to challenge.
“My client goes to church every Sunday,” Baker said. “That isn’t going to be a problem for him. We certainly want the probation for him.”
The defendant, Tyler Alred, 17, was behind the wheel of a Chevrolet pickup about 4 a.m. Dec. 3 when he crashed into a tree on a county road east of Muskogee. His friend and passenger John Luke Dum, 16, of Muskogee died at the scene.
The kid was already attending church and now has he’s required to keep attending?