Defendant Pleads Guilty In Murder Of Disabled Talala Man


Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 12:00 pm
By: News On 6


A second defendant pleaded guilty in the murder of a disabled Talala man last summer.

William Garrett was charged in the death of Chazz Holly. Garrett pleaded guilty to accessory after the murder on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. The judge sentenced him to 20 years in prison followed by a year of probation.

Holly, 27, was missing for weeks before his body was found along a highway south of Antlers on Sunday, July 19, 2015.

A judge sentenced the first defendant in the case to life last month.

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A jury convicted Vernon Smith on May 26, 2016 and recommended a life sentence. Smith then told the judge he wanted to be sentenced immediately so the judge sentenced him to life in prison.

James Jones and Sidney Randall also face 1st-degree murder charges in the case. Their cases are pending.

Holly had cerebral palsy and other health issues. He disappeared with his father's pickup in June of 2015 when his parents took a short vacation. Police believe Holly met the four defendants in Tulsa to sell the truck on Sunday, June 21, 2015. 

They believe he backed out, and the men tied him up, put him in the back of the truck and drove around Tulsa for several hours in the heat. When they realized he was dead, police say, they dumped his body along the highway near Antlers, where his family found it about a month later.