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Jenks teen pleads to murder in 2012 slaying

By DYLAN GOFORTH - Tulsa World Modified: April 4, 2014 at 9:45 am •  Published: April 4, 2014

A Jenks teenager charged with first-degree murder accepted a plea deal on Friday that will send him to prison until he’s at least 54 years old.

Joshua Mooney was 14 when he fatally shot Mary Brice Escue, 47, of Reno, Nev., at her parents’ home in Jenks on Dec. 17, 2012.

The plea agreement stipulates that Mooney, who turned 16 on Friday, will serve a life sentence with the possibility of parole.

Mooney told authorities he had broken into the house in the 400 block of East 111th Street to steal money, then held Escue at gunpoint before killing her.

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