Jury recommends life without parole for man accused of killing 8-months pregnant girlfriend

Posted at 9:41 PM, Jan 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-19 10:10:49-05

TULSA - A jury worked into the night Wednesday and recommended a life sentence without parole for a man convicted of murdering his girlfriend, who was eight months pregnant, in 2012.

Kenneth Lee Hopkins faced two counts of murder in the deaths of Marshay Wesson. A contact of Hopkins' said he didn't want to raise another kid; he already had three.

Hopkins was found guilty on Wednesday evening and then the jury came back with its recommendation. 

Sentencing has been set for Feb. 3, but the Tulsa County District Attorney's office says that could be pushed back if there is not enough time for mitigation. 

The jury also recommended a $10,000 fine, the maximum, for each count of murder.

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