Oklahoma County District judge postpones murder trial to allow defense to provide new witness

Rickey Dean Gold, 27, of Spencer, is accused of fatally shooting Russell Hable during a robbery in an Oklahoma City motel in March 2012. Oklahoma County District Judge Cindy Truong postponed the trial until August to allow the defense to locate a witness who claims to have an alibi for Gold
by Tim Willert Published: April 22, 2013

“I facilitated the robbery of Russell Hable, which resulted in his death,” Seco said in court documents filed with her guilty plea. “I did this with Sherry Campbell, Terri Camp and Rickey Gold.”

Seco said she planned the robbery after leaving Hable's motel room the first time and getting into a fight with her boyfriend over money in the drive-thru lane of a fast-food restaurant. She testified at a preliminary hearing that when she pulled out $700 in cash to show the boyfriend “he threw my money out the window of the car.”

She recovered $50 and called Camp for a ride after the boyfriend drove off without her.

“I told her that her brother threw my money out of the window and I needed to pick up some more money,” Seco testified. “I said we were going to rob (Hable) and that's when we went to the hotel.”

Seco told a judge she and Campbell walked into the motel room first, and when Campbell turned and walked out to retrieve her cellphone, Gold pushed her aside and entered the room, shutting the door behind him.

A startled Hable rose to his feet, demanding to know Gold's identity, Seco testified.

Gold told Hable “he was the police,” and then shot him three times, Seco said.

The dancer said she watched as Gold took Hable's money out of his pocket and kicked him a couple times as he lay dying on the floor.

“Joyce was supposed to open the door for Rickey and Rickey was just supposed to rough him up and take his money,” Campbell testified at the preliminary hearing.

Campbell, 23, of Shawnee, pleaded guilty in August to being an accessory to murder and was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 10 years probation.

“I helped Rickey Gold after he had murdered Russell Hable,” Campbell said in court documents. “Terri Camp was present also.”

Seco and Campbell filed applications for sentence modification, court records show. A judge denied both applications.

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by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for FOXSports.com in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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