Terrill Tells Truong He Will Testify
A former state lawmaker accused of bribing a Senate colleague says he will testify during his trial.
Former Rep. Randy Terrill told Oklahoma County District Judge Cindy Truong Monday that he plans to testify in his own defense. Terrill is expected to testify on Tuesday.
Truong also told Terrill that prosecutors will have a right to cross-examine Terrill is he testifies. Terrill says he welcomes their questions.
Truong told Terrill's 12-member jury that they will be asked to deliberate a verdict on Tuesday.
Terrill, a Republican, is accused of offering to set up former Democratic state Sen. Debbe Leftwich with an $80,000-a-year job at the Medical Examiner's Office in exchange for Leftwich agreeing not to run for re-election in 2010 so a Republican could run.
Terrill has pleaded not guilty.