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Oklahoma City metro-area crime briefs, Jan. 5

Oklahoma City metro area crime briefs, Jan. 5
Modified: January 4, 2013 at 7:53 pm •  Published: January 5, 2013
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2 life terms ordered in murder

An Oklahoma man convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the shooting death of a Tulsa businessman has been sentenced to two life prison terms. A Tulsa County district judge Friday formally sentenced Alonzo “Jack” Johnson in the 2008 murder-for-hire of Neal Sweeney. Prosecutors say Johnson took a van from a Muskogee parking lot after a man who knew Johnson — and who did not own the van — gave him a key to the vehicle. Prosecutors say the triggerman used the van to travel to and from the scene of the shooting. A convenience store operator has said he paid to have Sweeney killed. Sweeney ran a company that stopped regular fuel delivery to the operator's stores.

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