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DA's Office: Jury finds Chris Barnett guilty of shooting process server in south Tulsa

Posted at 7:30 PM, Mar 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 17:56:52-04

TULSA, Okla.  — A jury found a Tulsa man accused of shooting a process server in south Tulsa guilty today in court, according to the DA's Office.

Christopher Barnett was charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon for the July 24 shooting, according to officials with the Tulsa County Courthouse.

On Thursday, March 5, a jury found Barnett guilty of assault and battery with a deadly weapon for shooting the process server.

The jury recommended 32 years in jail, DA's Office officials say. His next formal sentencing has been set for April 9, 2020.

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On Tuesday, March 3, opening statements were completed in the case and the state began putting witnesses on the stand, officials said.

Officials say both sides rested Wednesday, March 4, and the jury will be back at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 5, for closing statements before they begin deliberating.

In a separate case, he was also charged with threatening an act of violence and has a court hearing scheduled for March 26.

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