Fred Shields found guilty in murder-for-hire case of Tulsa businessman, sentenced to life in prison

TULSA COUNTY, Okla. - Fred Shields, the second man to stand trial for the killing of a Tulsa businessman, has been found guilty and sentenced to life without parole.

The jury also ruled Shields pay a $10,000 fine.

The decision follows a guilty verdict and life in prison sentence for Terrico Bethel, the convicted triggerman in the murder-for-hire case.

Prosecutors say gas station owner Mohammed Aziz hired Bethel to kill Sweeney in 2008. Shields, along with his brother Allen Shields and Alonzo Johnson, were also charged for the murder.

Aziz, who made a deal with prosecutors in exchange for his testimony against his co-conspirators, admitted hiring the men to kill Sweeney because Sweeney cut off fuel to his gas stations.

Allen Shields committed suicide last year during a standoff with police. Johnson is awaiting trial.

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