15-Year-Old Pleas Guilty To Murder, Other Charges Related To Fatal 2023 Crash In Tulsa

A 15-year-old pleaded guilty to all charges, including second-degree murder, for a fatal crash that killed a 22-year-old man in Tulsa in 2023.

Thursday, February 22nd 2024, 6:22 pm

By: News On 6


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A 15-year-old pleaded guilty to all charges, including second-degree murder, for a fatal crash that killed a 22-year-old man in Tulsa in 2023.

Jakoby Lee-Golston will be sentenced in April after pleading guilty to second-degree murder, endangering others while eluding police, causing great bodily injury while eluding police, possession of a stolen vehicle and driving without a driver's license, according to OSCN court records.

He waived his right to a jury and non-jury trial and entered into a blind plea deal

Golston has been charged as an adult for the crash on June 5, 2023, that killed Andrew Berryman.

A Tulsa Police investigator testified that data from the stolen car showed Lee-Golston was driving 80 miles per hour, not braking, and had the gas pedal to the floor when he crashed into the car where Berryman was the passenger.

The man driving the car testified he and Berryman had just left work and were heading to the mall to buy some shoes. He said he was at an intersection with a green arrow, so he started to turn left into the mall parking lot when they were hit. He said all he remembers is being in pain and spending the next five days in the hospital with severe injuries.

Golston was arrested again this summer after police said he escaped from the juvenile justice center by jumping the rec yard fence. They said Golston was arrested in another stolen car.

His sentencing date is April 4, 2024 at 9:30 a.m.

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