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10:57 am
Sun February 20, 2011

Conviction in Tulsa Murder Case

Tulsa, OK – Okla. jury convicts man in fatal shootings in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A Tulsa County jury has convicted a man of felony murder in the fatal shootings of two people more than a year ago.

Jurors found Mario M. Wilson guilty on Friday of felony murder and recommended life imprisonment on each count.

Authorities believe Wilson shot 22-year-old Randy Rush of Tulsa and 29-year-old Michalee Richardson of Modesto, Calif., multiple times on Nov. 7, 2009, at a Tulsa duplex. According to the Tulsa World, prosecutors alleged that Wilson had a deliberate intent to kill and that he shot the two men during the commission of a felony, first-degree burglary.

District Judge Bill Musseman has scheduled an April 4 formal sentencing for Wilson.

Wilson's attorneys with the Tulsa County Public Defender's office couldn't be reached for comment on Saturday.