Bartlesville man Brandon Capps awaits sentencing in first-degree murder of 81-year-old grandmother

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - A Bartlesville man found guilty this week of beating his grandmother to death with a baseball bat is awaiting sentencing.

Brandon Capps, 21, is facing a potential life sentence for the crime. Thursday, a Washington County jury found him guilty of six counts related to the killing, including first-degree murder.

Capps' grandmother, 81-year-old Clara Hammer, was found dead near her front door by a neighbor. Police arrested Capps a day later after finding him in Hammer's missing Oldsmobile.

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Capps would later admit to his grandmother's death, as well as stealing her jewelry and selling it to a local store.

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