Life In Prison

Wednesday, July 18th 2007, 6:45 am
By: News On 6

PAWHUSKA, Okla. (AP) -- A Hominy man who once won a citizen-of-the-year award in that town receives a life sentence without the possibility of parole for killing a waitress while she was working. An Osage County jury convicted 65-year-old Roy Westbrook in May of first-degree murder in the death of 26-year-old Rebecca Clements of Hominy.

Westbrook had been accused of walking into the Hominy Diner during the lunch rush on July 19th, 2005, and fatally shooting Clements once in the mouth and twice in the back.

Associate District Judge David Gambill Wednesday followed the jury's recommended sentence. Prosecutors did not seek the death penalty.

Westbrook had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

His attorney, Rob Nigh, says Westbrook suffered from dementia. Nigh says the conviction will be appealed.