MUSTANG — The wife of a slain Nichols Hills Fire Chief Keith Bryan awaits an initial court arraignment and charges to be
Rebecca Bryan, 52, was arrested on a first-degree murder complaint at an Oklahoma City hotel about 12:20 p.m. Friday.
Her attorney, Gary James, said Tuesday he's been in talks with her at the Canadian County jail and said she seems to be doing the best she can, considering the circumstances.
“Her brother or other family members made a statement that she was in good spirits,” James said. “She's going through a lot right now.”
James said Rebecca Bryan will plead not guilty to any charges.
Mustang police said Keith Bryan was shot in his home Sept. 20 and taken to a hospital, where he died the next morning.
Cherokee Ballard, spokeswoman for the state medical examiner's office, said Keith Bryan died of a gunshot wound to the head.
His death has been ruled a homicide, she said.
Officers said Rebecca Bryan made two 911 calls the night of the shooting, and she told a dispatcher a man shot her husband before apologizing and saying the chief should have hired him. She said the intruder entered and exited the home through an unlocked garage door and drove away in a small, dark truck.
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Jessica Brown said Friday that police found a Ruger .380-caliber handgun, a spent shell casing and a glove inside a clothes dryer at the home. Ammunition and a box for the gun were found between the mattress and box spring of the bed in the master bedroom.
The utility room was not in the pathway Rebecca Bryan told police the
Brown said Monday agents will continue to