Guilty: Jury convicts man accused of shooting off-duty sheriff’s deputy
OKLAHOMA CITY- After hours of deliberating, a jury found Christopher Baker guilty in the shooting of an off-duty Oklahoma County sheriff’ s deputy.
Baker was found guilty on two charges; one of shooting with intent to kill and another count of robbery with a firearm.
Maj. John Waldenville was shot during a robbery outside Cattleman’s Steakhouse last year.
Waldenville’s three sisters were in the courtroom Friday night when the jury reached the guilty verdicts.
Cathy Waldenville Newman said, “This is victory for our brother and for us and we did get a person off the streets so this cannot happen to anyone else.”
Waldenville’s sisters told NewsChannel 4 he is still recovering from his injuries.
The jury recommended Baker serve life in prison for one count and 30 years for the other.
As he left the courtroom, Baker said he was innocent.