Oklahoma crime briefs for Jan. 24

Oklahoma crime briefs, Jan. 24
Published: January 23, 2013
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Shooting victim is identified

A house sitter who was shot and killed in south Oklahoma City has been identified, police said Wednesday. Jason N. Martinez, 27, was found dead at 6916 S Shartel Ave. about 1:25 a.m. Tuesday by the homeowner. Anyone with information is asked to call the homicide tip line at 297-1200.

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Life ordered in fatal shooting

A judge sentenced a man Wednesday to life in prison for killing a man in a convenience store parking lot, rejecting a defense attorney's plea for leniency. Oklahoma County District Judge Donald L. Deason also sentenced Joseph C. Young, 22, of Oklahoma City, to 15 years for wounding another man during a confrontation. Dejoun Chamberless, 18, was found shot to death Dec. 17 outside Express Gas and Grocery, 6221 W Wilshire Blvd. A jury convicted Young last month of first-degree murder and assault and battery with a deadly weapon. He apologized to the victim's mother, who expressed forgiveness.

TIM WILLERT, STAFF WRITER

Man gets life in woman's death

A man received a life sentence Wednesday for killing his girlfriend in front of her three children. A jury convicted Noel Montes Sosa, 33, of first-degree murder in the strangulation death of Sarita Aguilar, 27. Aguilar was found dead about 2:30 a.m. July 10, 2011, in her apartment after police were called about a disturbance. Key testimony in the case came from Aguilar's mother, who told jurors her 7-year-old granddaughter told her she watched as Sosa choked her mother. Sosa's attorney told District Judge Ray C. Elliott that her client maintains his innocence and will appeal his conviction. Sosa must serve 38.3 years in prison before he is eligible for parole, and will be deported to his native Honduras when released.

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