The Norman Transcript

July 9, 2013

Wife of Nichols Hills fire chief sentenced to life


The Associated Press

EL RENO (AP) — The wife of an Oklahoma fire chief who was found guilty of first-degree murder in his shooting death has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Canadian County District Judge Gary Miller handed down the sentence Tuesday to Rebecca Bryan. A 12-member jury on May 21 found Bryan guilty in the shooting death of Nichols Hills’ Fire Chief Keith Bryan.

Oklahoma City television station KWTV reports that Rebecca Bryan was found guilty of shooting her husband at their Mustang home in 2011. She told investigators an intruder walked in and shot her husband in the head after saying the chief should have given him a job.

But investigators recovered a gun in a dryer that matched bullets and a gun box from the couple’s bedroom.