Jury deliberations begin for teen accused of killing elderly neighbors
OKLAHOMA CITY – A jury begins deliberations in the trial of a metro teen accused of murder and arson.
The victims, 86-year-old Boyd and Doris Haynes, were killed inside their home back in 2011.
Prosecutors said Tristan Owen was responsible for the deadly fire, igniting the Molotov cocktail near their home in southwest Oklahoma City.
The defense has always denied the teen set fire to the home.
During trial fire experts testified that the cause of the fire officially remains undetermined.
If he’s convicted of murder, Owen could face a life sentence.
The judge has given the jury the option of convicting Owen of manslaughter.
That is a lesser charge that would carry a far lighter sentence.