Mistrial Declared In Murder Of 17-Year-Old Muskogee Boy


Saturday, March 9th 2013, 6:44 pm
By: News On 6


A Muskogee County jury was unable to come to a verdict in the trial of a man charged with first-degree murder -- leading the judge to declare a mistrial.

The Muskogee Phoenix reports that jurors deliberated nearly three hours Friday before telling Associate District Judge Norman Thygesen that they were hopelessly deadlocked on the charge against 21-year-old Tommy Lee Dean Jr.

Dean was charged in connection with the November 2011 shooting death of 17-year-old Ryan Satterfield during what prosecutors say was a robbery. Prosecutors say Dean ordered another man -- Deandre Clark -- to shoot Satterfield.

11/30/2011 Related Story: Mother Of Murdered Muskogee Teen: 'He Was My Baby Boy'

Clark was convicted of first-degree murder in the case on Feb. 27.

Dean pleaded not guilty to the charge. He remains jailed without bond.

2/27/2013 Related Story: Mother Of Murdered Muskogee Teen Pleased, Also Saddened By Clark's Conviction