- Associated Press - Saturday, December 3, 2016

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A Tulsa man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after being found guilty of fatally shooting a recent high school graduate at a traffic light.

The Tulsa World reports (https://bit.ly/2g5eiP5 ) that District Judge William LaFortune sentenced 19-year-old Hao Trung Le Friday in the 2015 death of Cristal Gutierrez-Garza.

Prosecutors say Gutierrez-Garza, a 2014 Jenks High School graduate, was fatally shot by Le as she waited in her car for a traffic light to change.

Authorities believe Le’s intended target was her passenger, Gutierrez-Garza’s boyfriend.

A jury convicted Le in October and recommended a sentence of life without parole.


This story has been corrected to show that Hao Trung Le was found guilty by a jury; he didn’t plead guilty.


Information from: Tulsa World, https://www.tulsaworld.com

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