Our guest is Rachel Louise Snyder, an award-winning journalist and professor of creative writing and journalism at American University. She talks about her newest book, which is just out in paperback; the book is "No Visible Bruises: What We Don't Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us." As was noted of this widely-acclaimed study by The Washington Post: "Compulsively readable.... In a writing style that's as gripping as good fiction, as intimate as memoir, and deeply informed, [Snyder] takes us into the lives of the abused, the abusers, and the survivors....

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A new website will help organizations offering free legal services connect with clients in need of civil representation.

The Oklahoma Pro Bono Opportunity Portal launched Monday. It’s a partnership between justice tech company Paladin and the Oklahoma Access to Justice Foundation.

While having an attorney is a right in criminal trials, it is not one for civil matters.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A woman whose manslaughter conviction was overturned may only spend about another year in prison.

Susan Pryor pleaded guilty on Thursday to first-degree manslaughter in the 2007 fatal shooting of her friend, Timothy Lannom. The Tulsa World reports that Tulsa County District Judge Tom Gillert sentenced Pryor to four years in prison and gave her credit for the two years she's served.

POTEAU, Okla. (AP) — A new trial date has been set for a Canadian man charged in the 1983 killing of an Oklahoma college student.

Suhail Shanti's April trial was postponed and online court records posted Friday night show a September 10th trial date is now scheduled.

Shanti has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of 21-year-old Mohamed Ayman Al-Zein.

Both men were students at what is now Carl Albert State College in Poteau at the time of the slaying. Shanti was free on bond when he didn't show up for his 1984 trial.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the murder convictions and life in prison sentences of a Tulsa man.

The court rejected Mario Wilson's argument that he was illegally arrested and that his confession given after that arrest should not have been allowed as evidence against him.

Weddle was convicted of the November 2009 shooting deaths of Jonathan Rush of Tulsa and Michael Lee Dwayne Richardson of Modesto, Calif., during what prosecutors said was a burglary.

Sapulpa woman accused of dumping baby sentenced

Mar 12, 2012

SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) — A Sapulpa woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after she was accused of dumping her newborn son in a trash bin nearly three years ago. Kristina Blackburn pleaded no contest to felony child abuse. The Sapulpa Herald reports ( ) that Blackburn was also sentenced to 25 years of probation and was ordered to have no contact with children. Prosecutors accused Blackburn of placing the baby in a duffel bag, then dumping him in a trash bin outside of a Disabled American Veterans post. The DAV's director discovered the baby, who survived.