Robert Long murder trial gets underway

Robert Long murder trial gets underway
Robert Long, File Oct. 21, 2014 (Source Oklahoma Department of Corrections)
Robert Long, File Oct. 21, 2014 (Source Oklahoma Department of Corrections)

LAWTON, OK (KSWO) –The jury was seated the prosecution delivered their opening statements in the trial of a man charged with first-degree murder.

Robert Long, 29, was charged in the death of Johnny Allen at a Lawton motel in March 2014 during a robbery. According to police, the victim and a friend were in the motel room with their door open when Long entered the room and ordered the men to the ground at gunpoint.

The witness told investigators when Allen resisted, he was shot several times.

Long was arrested nine months later after escaping jail on an unrelated drug crime.

He was found days later on top of a train near Durant.

Long's defense attorney elected to wait to deliver their opening statements until the prosecution rests its case.

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