Tulsa jury finds second teen guilty of trucker's murder; third teen enters plea

By Greg Grisolano, Land Line staff writer | Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The two remaining teenage defendants in the 2013 murder of a trucker making a delivery at a pizza restaurant in Tulsa have been found guilty.

A jury on Friday convicted 19-year-old Frankie Jackson of first-degree murder and attempted robbery with a firearm, while one of his accomplices, Damian Anderson, also 19, pleaded guilty to a charge of accessory to murder, according to a report from The Tulsa World.

A third defendant, Jermaine Savory, pleaded guilty to first-degree felony murder last August and was sentenced to life imprisonment. During Jackson’s trial last week, Savory testified for the first time that he was the one responsible for shooting and killing trucker Robert Horton, 53, of Arlington, Texas.

Anderson was sentenced to 20 years in prison following his plea. The jury in Jackson’s case has recommended he receive life in prison as well. A sentencing hearing for Jackson is scheduled for Friday.

Horton was shot and killed at around 6 a.m. on March 23, 2013, as he and his driving partner were delivering food products to a Papa John’s pizza franchise at 2802 E. 11th St. According to testimony and their own admissions, Savory and Jackson went to rob Horton while Anderson remained behind the wheel of a nearby getaway car.

A stolen 9 mm handgun is believed to be the murder weapon. On Thursday, prosecutors filed a notice to introduce evidence that the suspects stole the murder weapon along with six other firearms, some electronics and $60 cash from a residence in the 9100 block of E. 3rd Place in Tulsa, on or around March 14 to March 15, 2013. According to the filing, police found five guns at Savory’s apartment after the murder, which matched the description of some of the weapons that were stolen in the burglary.

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