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Supreme Court could impact Texoma murder case

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Kalup Allen Born was convicted for a 2017 murder in Ada. (Pontotoc County Jail) Kalup Allen Born was convicted for a 2017 murder in Ada. (Pontotoc County Jail)
Brenda Carter was left for dead in this creek near Fittstown. (KTEN) Brenda Carter was left for dead in this creek near Fittstown. (KTEN)

ADA, Okla. -- The Pontotoc County District Attorney is hoping that a U.S. Supreme Court case on tribal jurisdiction will not affect a death penalty case in Ada.

Kalup Allen Born, now 20, was convicted for the murder of 70-year-old Brenda Carter last year. Prosecutors said Born sexually assaulted Carter and then kidnapper her from her Ada home on January 15, 2017.

He drove her to a bridge in Fittstown where Born pushed his victim out of the vehicle to a rocky creek bed 20 feet below.

Carter died six months later as a result of her injuries.

District Attorney Paul Smith said he is seeking the death penalty for Born. The Supreme Court case, Carpenter vs. Murphy, is set for argument on November 27. It could redefine the boundaries of Oklahoma tribal nations.

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