CUSTER COUNTY — Day two of Tucker McGee’s murder trial in Custer County Wednesday revealed new details in the shooting death of 16-year-old JaRay Wilson.
“Life without parole. We feel that, you know, would be the justice,” Ronette Thiessan, Wilson’s aunt, said.
Wilson’s family gathered close as they listened to the state’s evidence, wearing buttons with a picture of her.
“She’s speaking now. She’s telling her story,” Thiessan said.
On the witness stand, an Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics investigator told the courtroom a letter from McGee to his mother was found in a purse in their home.
It starts out by saying, “Mama, I love you with all my heart,” and goes on to say, “I would do anything to go back,” and, “nobody is to blame for this except me.”
McGee is accused of shooting and killing Wilson. She disappeared in October of 2012. Her remains were found more than a year later outside of Weatherford, Oklahoma. Investigators say Godfrey led them to the location and told them he had witnessed McGee shoot Wilson.
The investigator added that Godfrey seemed visibly shaken and upset when he saw her remains.
Wilson’s family cried as they listened to the testimony.
“We are holding up as well as we can,” Thiessan said. “It’s not easy to sit through some of the things we’ve had to sit through.”
Later in the courtroom Wednesday, prosecutors revealed recorded phone conversations. They say the conversations were between Godfrey and McGee. The calls were made in the presence of investigators; in the audio, you can hear Godfrey ask McGee if he got rid of the gun. Mcgee allegedly replies, “I hid it.”
“She’s kind of been treated like trash throughout this whole process. You know, the boys and the manner of and how they treated her. It’s just hard,” Thiessan said.
A third teen involved, Caleb McLemore, has already plead guilty for his role in helping bury Wilson’s body. He is serving a 25 year sentence.