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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Oklahoma

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Friday, October 8, 2021

Owasso Man Pleads Guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter in Indian Country

An Owasso man who killed his stepfather in March 2020 pleaded guilty today in federal court, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.

Jordan Taylor Kuykendall, 24, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in Indian Country.

“Too many lives are taken by senseless acts of violence and countless families are left to grieve,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson. “These crimes are malicious and inexcusable.  This office and our law enforcement partners will continue to hold perpetrators of violent crime accountable.”

In his plea agreement, Kuykendall admitted that on May 17, 2020, he got into an argument with his stepfather, Charles Botts, and stabbed him, resulting in the victim’s death.

On the night of the incident, Mr. Botts intervened when Kuykendall, who was intoxicated, assaulted his mother. He pulled the defendant off the mother and pinned him down on the floor. When he released Kuykendall and walked away to his bedroom, the defendant followed him with a knife. Inside the bedroom, the defendant fought with the victim and stabbed him.

The FBI and Owasso Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan H. Heatherman is prosecuting the case.

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Contact: 
Lennea Montandon 918-382-2755
Updated October 8, 2021