IDABEL, Okla. (KOKH) — A jury has recommended a sentence of life without parole for an Idabel man in what officials believe may be the quickest verdict ever in a first-degree murder case in McCurtain County.
The trial began on January 14. 22-year-old Dakota Shay Fox was charged with First Degree Murder in the January 4, 2018, homicide of Jarrin Boyles of Pottsboro, Tx.
Officials say Boyles, who was a door to door cleaning salesman, was found in a pool of blood near a residential street in Idabel. Boyles was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Officials say he had been shot in the head.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation was requested to assist in the investigation. Officials say when the identity of the victim was confirmed, the case was solved with the arrest of Fox.
On January 16, 2019, a jury took less than 40 minutes to convict Fox and agree on a sentence. Fox is scheduled to be formally sentenced in March.