Tulsa man convicted in 2018 shooting deaths of two brothers, faces life

KTUL - May 13, 2024 5:55 am

On Friday, a Tulsa County jury found a man guilty of two counts of first-degree murder.

Ondriel Smith, 40, was convicted of shooting and killing brothers Keith Williams and Glynn Williams on the evening of September 5, 2018.

Keith owned a commercial cleaning business. On the evening of the shooting, Keith received a call from an employee saying there was a suspicious vehicle outside of the business they were cleaning. Keith called Glynn to go with him to investigate. When the brothers approached the vehicle, Smith exited the vehicle and began arguing with them. He then shot one brother while the other ran away. As he was running, Smith shot and killed him, too. In total, he fired nine shots at Keith and Glynn Williams. The jury recommended sentences of life in prison without the possibility of parole for both counts of first-degree murder. – Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office

Tulsa County Assistant District Attorney Kevin Keller said, “This is a senseless crime. Two hard-working men lost their lives for simply trying to keep their employees safe.”

The jury also found Smith guilty of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm after a former conviction of a felony. The jury recommended he serve life in prison for the two counts.

Smith reportedly had nine prior felony convictions before the trial.

“It’s hard to believe that someone capable of committing these acts of violence walked the streets of Tulsa,” said Tulsa County District Attorney John Tjeerdsma. “I’m thankful that the jury got it right to ensure he will not be free again.”

June 18 at 9 am is the date for the formal sentencing.

Ondriel Smith, 40

Ondriel Smith convicted in 2018 shooting deaths of two brothers, faces life (Photo: Tulsa County)

 

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