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Wife of slain Nichols Hills fire chief pleads not guilty in his death

Rebecca Bryan, of Mustang, is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of her husband, Keith Bryan. She pleaded not guilty to the charge Tuesday.
by Tiffany Gibson Published: May 23, 2012

— A Mustang woman accused of fatally shooting her husband Sept. 20 pleaded not guilty to a first-degree murder charge Tuesday.

Rebecca Bryan, 53, appeared in court alongside her attorney, Gary James, on Tuesday and entered a not guilty plea in the shooting death of her husband, Nichols Hills Fire Chief Keith Bryan.

Canadian County District Judge Gary E. Miller set a motion hearing for June 26. A tentative trial docket date also was scheduled for Sept. 10.

James said Bryan is staying strong.

“She prays a lot,” he said of his client.

Bryan is accused of shooting Keith Bryan inside their Mustang home at 1320 W Rose Hill Drive.

Keith Bryan suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was taken to a hospital, where he died the next morning.

In a 911 call, Rebecca Bryan said an intruder came into their home and shot her husband. She was arrested on a murder complaint after investigators found a handgun, gloves and ammunition in the laundry room.

A friend testified at a preliminary hearing in March that Rebecca Bryan told her she felt guilty about the shooting because she had sex with another man earlier that day.

A former lover testified that Bryan called him before the shooting and said she “was going to be inheriting a significant amount of money.”

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by Tiffany Gibson
News Online Editor
Tiffany Gibson has worked for the Oklahoman since August 2011 and is a member of the digital news team. In addition to writing and web editing, she also creates multimedia features for the website and maintains social media accounts. A Tennessee...
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