Jury suggests life sentence
An Oklahoma County jury deliberated less than an hour Thursday before convicting a man of first-degree murder in the shooting death of another man during a home invasion. Jurors recommended life in prison without parole as punishment for Michael Lee Jiminez, 30, of Oklahoma City. Jose Guadalupe Cruz, 40, was shot to death Sept. 23, 2010, after two men forced their way into a house at 3240 SW 49 and demanded money from Cruz and others, police reported. The panel also found Jimenez guilty of robbery with a firearm and pointing a firearm at another, records show. Co-defendant Brandon C. Jones pleaded guilty in 2011 to a charge of robbery with a firearm and received a 15-year deferred sentence, records show.
TIM WILLERT, STAFF WRITER
Bat attack proves fatal
A homeless man died Thursday due to injuries he received while living in a transient camp last week, Oklahoma City police said. David Dailey, 49, was beaten with a bat while he was living near NW 6 and Brauer Avenue. Dailey was being cared for by friends for a few days before they called for paramedics, police Master Sgt. Gary Knight said. Dailey was taken to a hospital Sunday and died from his injuries Thursday, Knight said. Audie Burris, 31, also a transient, was arrested Wednesday on a complaint of assault with a deadly weapon, but the complaint has been amended to a murder complaint due to Dailey's death, Knight said.
LEIGHANNE MANWARREN, STAFF WRITER