Tulsa officer in court on manslaughter charge; pleads not guilty

TULSA, Okla. (WIAT) — UPDATE: Betty Shelby pleads not guilty to manslaughter. She said she fired her gun because she feared for her life.

Her next court appearance is set for November 29.

ORIGINAL: The Tulsa, Oklahoma police officer accused of killing an unarmed black man is set to be in court on Friday.

Officer Betty Shelby will be arraigned on a manslaughter charge. She faces the charge after shooting and killing Terence Crutcher earlier this month.

She is out of jail on a $50,000 bond. If convicted, Shelby could get four years to life in prison.

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