Man Found Guilty Of Killing 3 Moore HS Students, Injuring Others Sentenced To Life In Prison

Thursday, August 19th 2021, 3:11 pm
By: News 9


A Cleveland County judge sentenced Max Townsend to life in prison Thursday afternoon.

Townsend was found guilty back in June after a lengthy trial on 10 counts which include three counts of second-degree murder, three counts of leaving the scene of a fatal accident and four counts of leaving the scene of an accident.

A Cleveland County jury found Townsend guilty after nearly five hours of deliberation of driving his truck through a group of Moore High School cross country runners back in Feb. 2020.

Killed in the crash were Rachel Freeman, Yuridia Martinez and Kolby Crum.

The jury recommended the maximum sentences on all charges. They recommended life sentences for the three counts of second-degree murder.