Federal Jury Convicts Ada Resident Of Murder In Indian Country
MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced today that Anthony Brian Walker, age 40, of Ada, Oklahoma was found guilty by a federal jury of one count of Murder in Indian Country, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1111(a), 1151, and 1153. The jury trial began on Monday, July 18, 2022 and concluded on Wednesday, July 20. Based on the jury’s verdict, the Defendant is facing a mandatory minimum sentence of life imprisonment.
During the trial, the United States presented evidence that on November 21, 2021, the Defendant intentionally killed Jason “Bubba” Edward Hubbard, Jr. by stabbing him in the heart while Mr. Hubbard was sitting in a vehicle in the drive-thru of the Karry Out Korner in Ada, Oklahoma.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma prosecuted the case because the Defendant is a member of a federally-recognized Indian tribe and the crime occurred in Pontotoc County, within the boundaries of the Chickasaw Nation and the Eastern District of Oklahoma.
The guilty verdict was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Chickasaw Nation Lighthorse Police Department.
The Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, sitting in Muskogee, Oklahoma, presided over the trial and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled following the completion of the report. Walker was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending the sentencing hearing.
Assistant United States Attorney Cameron McEwen and Special Assistant United States Attorney Erin McKenzie represented the United States.