Muskogee man sentenced to life

Ponca City Now - July 1, 2015 7:41 am

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) – A Muskogee man convicted of first-degree murder has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Twenty-year-old Jordan Williams was found guilty in early June in the shooting death of 48-year-old Rachelle Louise Hayes of Muskogee.

Williams apologized to Hayes’ family at his sentence hearing and asked them for forgiveness in his actions.

He said he had been defending himself when he shot Hayes. He said Hayes threw a bottle at him and a brick that she pulled from her purse, but missed.

Neither the bottle nor brick were recovered from the scene of the crime.

Williams’ attorney plans to file an appeal.

Hayes’ family declined to comment to the newspaper.


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