Lawton woman, 23, pleads guilty in boyfriend’s death

Ponca City Now - April 13, 2016 9:23 am

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) – A Lawton woman has pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter after the death of her boyfriend.

The Lawton Constitution reported ( ) that 23-year-old Shainice E. Owens entered guilty pleas in Comanche County District Court on Tuesday. She was also accused of knowingly receiving, concealing and withholding stolen property.

Prosecutors said that last June 30, Owens and her boyfriend Joseph Higgins had a domestic argument that became physical. Owens was accused of shooting at Higgins with a .22-caliber pistol, and Higgins died later at a hospital.

The gun used had been reported stolen.

Sentencing was set for April 26.


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