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Ardmore Man Convicted of Second-Degree Murder in Indian Country

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

OKLAHOMA CITY – KEVIN BRUCE McGUIRE, 60, of Ardmore, Oklahoma, pleaded guilty today to second-degree murder in Indian Country, announced United States Attorney Robert J. Troester.

On November 15, 2022, a federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment against McGuire alleging that he committed second-degree murder while illegally driving under the influence of alcohol.

Today, McGuire pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Stephen P. Friot to second-degree murder in Indian Country.  According to public record, McGuire was driving under the influence of alcohol going the wrong direction on Highway I-35.  He collided head-on into another vehicle, killing its driver.  Public records further reflect that McGuire has six prior felony DUI convictions.

At sentencing, McGuire faces up to life in federal prison, a $250,000 fine, and up to five years supervised release.  In determining McGuire’s sentence, the Court will consider the nature and circumstances of the offense, McGuire’s history and characteristics, and the need to protect the public from further crimes of McGuire. Sentencing will take place in approximately 120 days.

This case is the result of an investigation by the FBI’s Oklahoma City Field Office and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney D.H. Dilbeck.

Reference is made to court filings for further information.

Updated April 19, 2023