OKLAHOMA CITY -- (KFOR) -- One month after being convicted of sex crimes, a former Oklahoma City police officer was back in court Thursday to learn his fate.
The judge sentenced Holtzclaw to serve 263 years in prison. Holtzclaw will serve all 263 years consecutively.
In December, a jury convicted former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw of 18 counts, including rape and sexual battery.
At his trial, 13 alleged victims testified against Holtzclaw, claiming he took advantage of them while he was on duty.
The jury recommended Daniel Holtzclaw be sentenced to 263 years in prison for his crimes.
Andrea Isom Questions Oklahoma City Cop Found Guilty of Sex Cr...
Andrea Isom was the only reporter asking questions of former Oklahoma City cop Daniel Holtzclaw as deputies walked him into court this morning. Holtzclaw was convicted of sex crimes in December after a trial during which 13 alleged victims testified he took advantage of them while on duty.Like Crime Watch Daily on Facebook for updates on his sentencing.Posted by Crime Watch Daily on Thursday, January 21, 2016
Crime Watch Daily's Andrea Isom was the only reporter asking questions of former Oklahoma City cop Daniel Holtzclaw as deputies walked him into court this morning.
A surprise twist on Wednesday threw Holtzclaw’s official sentencing into a whirlwind.
On Wednesday, Holtzclaw’s attorney filed a motion for a new trial.
In the court documents obtained by KFOR, Holtzclaw’s attorney claims his client was denied a fair trial “because the government made deliberate discovery violations and misrepresentations, undermining confidence in the verdict.”
Holtzclaw’s attorney, Scott Adams, said newly discovered evidence was not disclosed to the defense.
Thursday’s sentencing, which was scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., was delayed because of the request for a new trial.
The judge denied Holtzclaw’s attorney’s motion for a new trial.
After listening to victims’ statements, the judge sentenced Holtzclaw to serve all 263 years in prison on Thursday.
Holtzclaw will serve all 263 years consecutively.