Arkansas man convicted of killing Oklahoma sheriff’s father

The Associated Press - January 19, 2020 10:38 am

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — An Arkansas man has been convicted of killing the father of an Oklahoma county sheriff.

Ricky Rainwater of Fort Smith was convicted on Friday of second-degree murder and first-degree robbery in the September 2018 death of Larry Lane Sr. in Cherokee County. A jury recommended life in prison for the murder conviction and formal sentencing is scheduled for February 20th.

Rainwater argued that Lane had made unwanted sexual advances toward him. Lane’s son, Larry Lane Jr., is sheriff of Sequoyah County.

 

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