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Convicted Oklahoma City murderer gets probation for car damage

Jevontai Ingram pleaded guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor for damaging his mother's car. Ingram, 18, was convicted of murder for his role in an Oklahoma City robbery that ended with an accomplice being killed.
by Nolan Clay Published: February 20, 2013
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Convicted murderer Jevontai Ingram was put on probation Tuesday for damaging his mother's car.

Ingram, 18, was one of the robbers involved in the failed attempt to steal drugs from the Reliable Discount Pharmacy in south Oklahoma City on May 19, 2009. He was 14 at the time.

He was charged with first-degree murder because an accomplice, Antwun Parker, 16, was fatally shot during the robbery. Ingram spent three years in custody after pleading guilty to the murder.

Ingram was freed last May but was jailed again in September after kicking out the windows of his mother's car. He was released from the Oklahoma County jail Jan. 23, records show.

He was charged Tuesday with a misdemeanor, malicious injury and destruction of property. His attorney said Ingram pleaded guilty and will be on probation for five years.

Ingram now lives in Texas. “He's doing fine,” defense attorney Michael Johnson said.

The former pharmacist who shot the second robber is serving a life sentence. Jerome Ersland, 61, was convicted at a trial in 2011 of first-degree murder.

Prosecutors alleged Ersland was in the wrong to shoot the unarmed, second robber five more times after knocking him unconscious with a shot to the head. Ersland is appealing his conviction.

Ingram was arrested a week after the robbery attempt. Prosecutors made a deal with him that resulted in his release last year.

Prosecutors made the deal in exchange for his testimony against the two men who recruited him to rob the drugstore for them. Both men were convicted at their trial of first-degree murder.

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by Nolan Clay
Sr. Reporter
Nolan Clay was born in Oklahoma and has worked as a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1985. He covered the Oklahoma City bombing trials and witnessed bomber Tim McVeigh's execution. His investigative reports have brought down public officials,...
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