James Poore sentenced to life in prison

Posted at 5:42 AM, May 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-02 17:21:27-04

A Tulsa man convicted in the murders of four women at a south Tulsa apartment complex in 2013 was sentenced to life in prison without parole for four counts of murder.

A jury convicted James Poore in March of four counts of first degree murder in the 2013 deaths of 23-year-olds Rebeika Powell and Kayetie Melchor, 33-year-old Misty Nunley and 55-year-old Julie Jackson.

After sentencing Poore, Judge Kurt Glassco read a series of statements from the families of the dour victims.

Misty Nunley's mother wrote, "Life without possibility of parole is what you deserve, you tore my heart out."

The son of Julie Jackson wrote, "Our families will never be the same. We will never get her back and we will always carry a huge scar on our hearts that will never heal."

Prosecutors said the four women were shot and killed execution style at the Fairmont Terrace apartment complex near East 61st Street and South Peoria Avenue.

Cedric Poore, James' brother, also faces murder charges in the killings. His trial is scheduled to begin Dec. 5.

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