An Oklahoma Court has
upheld the conviction and life sentence of a 40-year-old man for the beating
death of his 10-year-old stepson.
Lancey Darnell Ray is
convicted of first degree murder.
Lawton police said
Ray was arrested after he and his wife took to the boy to the hospital the day
before he died. Doctors said the head to
toe bruises and strap marks on the boy's thighs and behind his ears were likely
caused by abuse.
An autopsy showed the
boy died from blunt force trauma.