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Peggs Resident Pleads Guilty To 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 Wanda Kay Friday, age 53, of Peggs, Oklahoma, entered a guilty plea to an Information charging her with one count of voluntary manslaughter.

The Information alleged that on November 25, 2022, upon sudden quarrel and heat of passion, Friday knowingly and unlawfully shot and killed the victim.  The crime occurred in Cherokee County, within the boundaries of the Cherokee Nation Reservation, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The Honorable D. Edward Snow, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, accepted the plea in Muskogee, and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.

Assistant United States Attorney James Seaman represented the United States.

Updated December 20, 2023

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