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Seminole Resident Sentenced For Murders In Indian Country

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 announces that Kadetrix Devon Grayson, age 30, of Seminole, Oklahoma, was sentenced to two concurrent terms of 324 months imprisonment in connection with two homicides that took place in 2015.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Seminole Police Department, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

On April 14, 2022, Grayson pleaded guilty in federal district court to two counts of Murder in Indian Country – Second Degree.  At the plea hearing, the defendant admitted to unlawfully killing two individuals with a firearm and with malice aforethought.  According to investigators, on March 19, 2015, Grayson shot and killed two victims, leaving their bodies to be discovered by law enforcement officers in a parked SUV behind a shopping center in Seminole, Oklahoma.  Both victims suffered a single gunshot wound to the head fired from a .22 caliber gun.  DNA evidence recovered at the scene matched an existing sample belonging to Grayson.

The crimes occurred in Seminole County, within the boundaries of the Seminole Nation Reservation, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

The Honorable John C. Coughenour, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, sitting by assignment, presided over the sentencing hearing in Muskogee, Oklahoma.  Grayson will remain in custody of the U.S. Marshal pending transportation to a designated United States Bureau of Prisons facility to serve a non-paroleable sentence of incarceration.

Assistant United States Attorney T. Cameron McEwen represented the United States.

Updated November 9, 2023

Firearms Offenses
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime