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May 22, 2018

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No Trial for Whitmus

Just days before his trial was to begin, former Luther band teacher Kyle Whitumus has taken a deal with prosecutors. The most serious charge, that of first-degree rape, has been dropped; and Whitmus, 34, has entered a blind plea of guilty to two counts of inappropriate texting with a minor. According to Whitmus’ attorney Sam

Whitmus trial delayed

The trial date has been moved for the former Luther Band Teacher charged with raping a student. Jury selection was slated to begin Monday, April 3, for Kyle Whitmus’ trial. However, after an attorney meeting Monday morning, the trial has been pushed back a month. The reason – the prosecution has not produced all of

Bond Reduction Denied

The former Luther band teacher’s attempt to get his  $200,000 bond reduced was denied in Oklahoma County District Court this morning. Judge Glenn Jones denied the bond reduction saying it was because of the nature of the allegations involving a charge of first degree rape of a 12-year-old student, to protect the community, and the