Becky Bryan Murder Trial Underway In Canadian County


Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 7:57 pm
By: News 9


She's accused of killing her husband, late Nichols Hills fire chief Keith Bryan, and on Wednesday jurors heard opening statements as Becky Bryan goes on trial.

Prosecutors are laying it out saying, 33 years of marriage ended with a wife shooting her husband at point blank range.

Today is Becky Bryan's birthday and it's also the first day of testimony in her murder trial. She listened as prosecutors shared the details of her numerous love affairs, the 911 calls she made to police, and her demeanor immediately after her husband died.

"From all outward appearances, it appeared they had a good marriage. But Becky was not being faithful.  Keith Bryan still loved his wife. He cared for her. He adored her. But the feelings were no longer mutual. At the end she was seeking the love from other men, many men," said assistant district attorney Paul Hesse during opening statements.

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The state informed the jury Becky Bryan contacted four different men on the same day Keith Bryan was murdered. Prosecutors said she exchanged nude photos with other men, had sex with one of them, and then contacted an ex-lover to say, she still loved him and would "soon I will be inheriting some money" and that she planned to move closer to him.

Defense attorney Gary James countered with his opening statement.

"You will hear about Becky's text messages and love affairs. It is those text messages and some of those actions that have brought us here today because there was a rush to judgment in this case," James said.

The defense also pointed out several discrepancies in the investigation, claiming they mishandled evidence and failed to take down proper reports.

The state called three witnesses, a friend of Becky Bryan who was at the house just before and after the shooting, a Mustang police lieutenant and the EMT first on scene.

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