OK Manslaughter Sentence Includes 10 Years of Church Attendance

Which is a tad problematic


The ACLU of Oklahoma filed a complaint Tuesday against a judge who made required church attendance part of a teenager's sentence for manslaughter.

TulsaWorld.com reports 17-year-old Tyler Alred was sentenced to 10 years of probation after he pled guilty to manslaughter as a youthful offender in connection with an alcohol-related crash that killed 16-year-old John Luke Dum. 

Muskogee County District Judge Mike Norman made mandatory church attendance for 10 years part of Alred's requirements to avoid prison. Alred must also wear an ankle bracelet that monitors alcohol consumption, attend victim-impact panels and speak at events about the consequences of drinking and driving, among other requirements.