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Latimer County Resident Sentenced For Voluntary Manslaughter

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Oklahoma

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Alyssa Lyn Turner, age 35, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 120 months of incarceration followed by three years of supervised release for Voluntary Manslaughter.

On June 10, 2022, Turner pleaded guilty to one count of voluntary manslaughter.  According to investigators, on July 2, 2021, Turner and the victim got into a fight in Wilburton, Oklahoma.  During the fight, Turner shot and killed the victim.  The crime occurred in Latimer County, within the boundaries of the Choctaw Nation Reservation, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Choctaw Nation Tribal Police, and the Latimer County Sheriff’s Office.
The Honorable Jodi W. Dishman, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, sitting by appointment, presided over the hearing in Oklahoma City.

Assistant United States Attorney Jordan Howanitz represented the United States.

Updated September 29, 2023

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