TULSA WORLD: Man Pleads Guilty To Reduced Charge In 2019 Shooting Death

Wednesday, June 30th 2021, 1:47 pm

By: Curtis Killman, Tulsa World


A Tulsa man pleaded guilty Monday to fatally shooting another man in July 2019 after prosecutors reduced the charge he had been facing.

Jerod LeWayne Goolsby, 25, admitted to shooting Kendale Wright, 23, in the neck July 2, 2019, at an apartment complex in the 6500 block of East 21st Place after a day of drinking led to fighting.

The plea agreement, which still requires judicial approval, calls for Goolsby to serve between 188 months and 262 months in federal prison. He had faced up to a life sentence.

Read the full story at tulsaworld.com.

This story is part of the Oklahoma Media Center’s Promised Land collaborative effort, which shows how the landmark McGirt v. Oklahoma decision will affect both tribal and non-Indigenous residents in the state.

It is a project of the Local Media Foundation with support from the Inasmuch Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation and the Democracy Fund. The print, digital and broadcast media partners include: CNHI Oklahoma, Cherokee PhoenixCurbside ChronicleThe FrontierGaylord NewsGriffin CommunicationsKFORKGOUKOSUThe Lawton ConstitutionMoore MonthlyMvskoke Media, the Native American Journalists AssociationNonDocThe O’CollyOklahoma City Free PressThe Oklahoma Eagle, Oklahoma GazetteThe OklahomanOklahoma WatchOsage NewsStateImpact OklahomaTulsa WorldTelemundo OklahomaUniversity of Oklahoma Student Media and Verified News Network.

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