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June 11, 2014

Jury finds Eddie Thompson guilty of first-degree murder, kidnapping, first-degree burglary

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NORMAN —

Detectives testified the homicide occurred sometime after 3 a.m. and the daughter made a 911 call around 3:30 a.m., as well as a phone call to her mother, telling her mother that her brother had been tied up and her father was hurt.

Testimony from the children never indicated that Hawks was in the home when the homicide occurred. However, during Thompson’s trial, prosecutors reminded the jury that the law states that if you’re involved with one crime, such as burglary, and other crimes are committed during that crime, everyone involved is still responsible.

For example, if someone drives another individual to a bank to rob the bank but stays in the vehicle and never enters the bank, that person still will be charged with robbery.

Thompson’s trial took place in District Judge Thad Balkman’s courtroom. Hawks’ trial begins there today, as well, as prosecutors and defense attorneys begin to select a new jury.

Jessica Bruha

366-3540

jbruha@normantranscript.com

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