Daniel Holtzclaw, the former Oklahoma police officer who was convicted of raping multiple Black women, has been sentenced to 263 consecutive years in prison.
Last month, Holtzclaw was found guilty on 18 of the 36 rape & sexual assault charges against him and was given a total of 263 years in prison. The sentencing was supposed to go into effect earlier this morning but was delayed for unknown reasons. The sentencing continued this afternoon & the judge pretty much threw the book at him.
Yesterday (1.20.2016), Holtzclaw’s attorneys made an attempt to request a new trial, saying that DNA evidence against him could have been transferred in a nonsexual way & “several [women] who came forward were found to be liars who were looking for their piece of the pie“, but was unsuccessful.
Holtzclaw was accused of raping more than 12 Black women between December 2013 & June 2014. He was fired from the police department in January 2015 after 13 victims filed charges against him. His sentence begins as of press time.