Garland Allen pleads guilty to second-degree murder

Garland Allen pleads guilty to second-degree murder

ALTUS, Okla._An Altus man, charged in the 2001 death of his ex-wife, has pled guilty to second-degree murder.

Garland Allen, 49, made his plea in a Jackson County Courtroom Thursday in front of friends and family of his ex-wife, Tracy Allen. After the case went cold for 12 years ago, Allen led officials to Tracy's body in December of last year. Authorities had received help from archaeological teams as well as crews from the TV show "Cold Justice" in reexamining the case.

Allen was sentenced to 40 years in prison.