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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma
Christopher J. Wilson, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Checotah Resident Sentenced For Murder

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Randolph Boyd Strawn, 68, of Checotah was sentenced to 180 months in prison for Murder in Indian Country – Second Degree.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Muscogee Nation Lighthorse Police, and the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office.

On May 1, 2023, Randolph Boyd Strawn pleaded guilty to one count of Murder in Indian Country – Second Degree.  According to court documents, Strawn maliciously killed the victim on December 6, 2022, pouring gasoline around the victim and igniting it.

The crime occurred in McIntosh County, within the boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Reservation, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, Chief Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, presided over the hearing. Strawn will remain in the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending transportation to a designated United States Bureau of Prisons facility to serve a non-paroleable sentence of incarceration.

Assistant United States Attorney Edith A. Singer represented the United States.


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