Second Man Pleads Guilty In South Tulsa Double Murder


Monday, February 10th 2014, 12:18 pm
By: News On 6


Sources say a Tulsa man has entered a guilty plea in a double murder trial involving the deaths of two people in 2011. Joel "Eastside" Pina is the second of two men to go on trial in the deaths of Patrick Shawn and Kylyn Kosofsky.

Prosecutors say Pina contracted with Zane Atchison to kill the two over a large drug debt reportedly owed by Patrick Shawn.

The two victims were found shot to death in the parking lot of the Open Bible Life Church in August of 2011. Shawn was shot in the head and found lying on the pavement, and Kosofsky was shot multiple times as she sat in the front passenger seat of a car, court records state.

9/9/2013 Related Story: Tulsa Man Receives Life Sentence For 2011 Double Murder

Pina pleaded guilty to soliciting to commit first degree murder after the fact and accessory to first degree murder. He received a life sentence plus eight years, to be served consecutively.

Court records state that a witness saw Pina give Atchison a large amount of cash to "take out" Patrick Shawn because Shawn owed him about $45,000 over drug transactions.

Atchison was convicted last fall and received two life sentences without parole.

8/31/2011 Related Story: Tulsa Police: Tuesday's Double Murder Not Random