Isaiah Walker was one of six male who stormed into the home of the victim's grandmother last year, beat the elderly woman, and killed Justin Barnard, 24.
News reports indicate the home invasion was prompted by Barnard's former girlfriend.
The crime occurred in Norman, Okla.
The decision was reported Sept. 3, 2015.
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A jury late Wednesday found a 24-year-old Oklahoma City man guilty of first-degree murder in the home invasion-style slaying a year ago of a Norman man.
The Cleveland County jury deliberated more than seven hours before convicting Isaiah Walker of killing Justin Barnard, 24, on March 27, 2014, at his grandmother's house at 816 N Stewart Ave.
In a second punishment phase, the jury of nine women and three men recommended Walker serve life in prison on the murder count and two 20-year sentences on companion convictions of first-degree burglary and robbery by force and fear.”
Walker is one of six men originally charged with killing Barnard. A Cleveland County jury in June found Rusty Wooten, 32, and Michael Tubby, 22, both of Oklahoma City, not guilty of murder but guilty of reduced charges of accessory to murder.
A third co-defendant, Jason Harris, 28, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon. He was serving a life sentence in the penitentiary in September 2014 when he killed himself.
Two other co-defendants Gary Harris, 29, and Montie Jones, 46, pleaded guilty to reduced charges of accessory to murder.
Prosecutors Christie Miller and Jennifer Austen contend Walker was the gunman, although all the men went to the residence to seek revenge because they believe Barnard had abused his girlfriend, Dianna Paige St. Claire, the day before. St. Claire is Wooten's niece and initially was charged with first-degree murder and accused of urging the men to seek revenge on her behalf. Prosecutors later dropped the charge.
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