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21-Year-Old Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison for Second-Degree Murder

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

Today, U.S. District Judge J. Phillip Calabrese sentenced Josiah Gammill, 21, to 604 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release for Murder in the Second Degree.

According to court documents, in March 2021, Gammill was driving with Hunter Majors. They pulled off the side of a back road to use the restroom. Gammill retrieved a shotgun from the trunk of the car, shot Hunter twice, and left him to die. Gammill drove to a park and attempted to dispose of the shotgun and burn his clothes. Officers found Gammill hiding out at a hotel. After a search of Gammill’s phone, officers found a message bragging that he “wiped Hunter off the face of the earth.”

Gamill is a citizen of the Quapaw Nation and the victim was a citizen of the Choctaw Nation. Gamill will remain in custody pending transfer to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.

The FBI, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, Craig County Sheriff’s Office, and Tulsa Police Department investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ryan Roberts and Niko Boulieris prosecuted the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results. For more information about PSN, please visit


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Updated March 25, 2024

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