Jury deciding fate of Oklahoma woman accused of murdering Piedmont teen
OKLAHOMA CITY – The jury is now deciding the fate of an Oklahoma woman accused of murder.
For several hours, a jury has been deliberating on whether or not Chloe Thomas is guilty of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, accessory to murder or if she is innocent.
As the jury left to decide her future, Thomas walked out of the courtroom quietly on Friday afternoon.
After five days of testimony, the family of Anne Hill is hoping to see justice.
“Very long wait, very trying. A lot of unknowns that they’re still struggling with and they’re ready for it to be over,” Darcie Parton-Scoon, Hill’s family spokesperson.
During closing arguments, Thomas kept her head down and read the Bible.
She and Chadd Raymond are accused of choking Hill to death and then dumping her body in McClain County.
In a plea deal, Raymond pleaded guilty and agreed to testify against Thomas.
He took the stand Thursday, detailing his accounts of what happened.
“The state made a deal with the devil in order to find a body,” Thomas’ attorney said.
The defense called Raymond a liar, and claimed that Thomas felt forced to help him.
Thomas’ attorney also claimed that the state hasn’t provided enough evidence to prove that she killed Hill.
The prosecution disagreed, saying both Raymond and Thomas made a conscious effort to kill the Piedmont teen.
The state argued Thomas was not forced and could have gotten help.
Instead, prosecutors went on to say Thomas killed Hill as a result of greed and jealousy.
Two very different sides that a group of jurors are now considering.