IDABEL, Okla. (KFOR) – A man has been found guilty of murdering an Oklahoma teenager last year.
The case began in March when police were called to a reported shooting at the Liberty Station Apartments in Oklahoma City. When officers arrived on the scene, they found the body of 18-year-old Jake McClain.
It was a crime that shocked an Oklahoma family.
“He just filled up a room,” said the victim’s mother, Heidi Gilbert. “All of the pictures of him are him making people laugh.”
A short time later, officials announced that 20-year-old Seth Tisho, 22-year-old Jonate Jefferson, and 22-year-old Elijah Wilson were all arrested in connection to the crime.
Police say McClain and Tisho drove to Oklahoma City from Idabel to “conduct an illegal transaction.” During the “illegal transaction,” authorities say Jefferson allegedly shot and killed McClain.
All three suspects were booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on murder complaints.
Late Thursday night, a jury found Elijah Wilson guilty of first-degree murder and attempted robbery with a firearm. The jury recommended a sentence of life in prison.
The two others charged in the case are still awaiting trial.