Lawton man to spend life in prison for shooting

Lawton man to spend life in prison for shooting

LAWTON, Okla. (TNN) - A man convicted in the death of his wife’s great-uncle in Lawton, is expected to spend at least decades in prison for the crime.

Thursday a judge sentenced Brett Splawn to life in prison with the possibility of parole, which is what a jury recommended.

Splawn shot and killed Donald Miller in 2017.

He told police he was fixing his gun when it went off, shooting the man. But prosecutors argued that was a lie, and after three days of testimony Splawn was found guilty of first degree murder.

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