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Tulsa Man Sentenced to 18 Years for Murder

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

TULSA, Okla. - A homeless man from Tulsa was sentenced Tuesday, Aug. 1 to 18 years in federal prison for second degree murder in Indian Country, announced U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.

U.S. District Judge Gregory K. Frizzell sentenced Terry Danell Limose, 38, to 18 years in the United States Bureau of Prisons for second degree murder in Indian Country, followed by 5 years of supervised release.

“The victim in this case was stalked, brutally assaulted and strangled to death,” said U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson. “Crimes occurring within the homeless community often have additional investigative challenges. I want to thank our law enforcement partners for their diligent work on this case.”

According to court documents, on Nov. 13, 2021, Limose, stalked and chased the victim, a Muscogee Nation citizen, who was also homeless. While following the victim, Limose threw rocks and chunks of pavement striking the victim. Later Limose started a physical altercation, forced the victim to the ground, and then beat and strangled him to death.

Limose has been and will remain in custody of the United States Marshal pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility.

The Tulsa Police Department and FBI investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Jolly prosecuted the case.


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

Public Affairs


Updated August 2, 2023

Violent Crime
Indian Country Law and Justice