A Bristow man accused of first-degree murder in the shooting and killing of a Jenks resident was found guilty Friday, November 8. A jury recommended life in prison for Justin Little.
Little was charged in the death of 21-year-old Johnathan David Weatherford of Jenks on April 22, 2018.
"It's been a lot of hurry up and wait," his father, Michael, said. "It's been a lot of eggshells. Been a lot of hell we've been through.
Prosecutors said Little and Weatherford were involved with the same woman. Weatherford's body was found by the train tracks near North Birch Street and West F Street after police said he was shot from behind.
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"We're glad that the jury was able to come back and give us that guilty verdict for the family," prosecutor Larry Edwards said.
Weatherford's dad said he's happy to finally see the end of what's been a nightmare of a year, but he knows two families dealt with the loss of a loved one when the verdict was read.
"We're very happy with the outcome," he said. "We feel Johnathon has got justice."
"I hope they can get peace," Michael said of Little's family. "I hope they are okay."