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Oklahoma man convicted in deadly crash asks judge if he can join Marines instead of serving jail time 


CLAREMORE, Okla. – One of two brothers convicted in a deadly hit-and-run crash asked a judge if he could join the Marines Corps instead of serving jail time.

Gage Shriver, now 21, Dakota Shriver, now 23, were convicted in September for a deadly crash.

In 2015, Noelle and New and Maranda Talley were struck by a vehicle while walking to QuikTrip, according to the Tulsa World.

New died from her injuries and Talley was critically injured, but did survive.

In a pre-sentence investigation report obtained by Fox 23, Gage Shriver asked the judge if he could join the Marines instead of serving time in jail.

Gage Shriver

“I’m not the type of person that would leave those girls there for dead,” he said in the report. “I ask that you allow me to join the Marine Corp.”

New’s mother, Brandy Whitmire, said she was shocked to hear his request.

“So, yeah, I was just kind of shocked and I thought, oh, so you just want a little slap on the wrist,” she said. “It’s a lifetime of not being held accountable.”

A jury recommended each brother serve 25 years in prison.

Dakota Shriver was convicted of second-degree murder and Gage Shriver was convicted of first-degree manslaughter.

Dakota Shriver

They are scheduled to be sentenced Friday.