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Case Number: 4:20-cr-00324-JFH
Judge: Terence Kern
Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma (Tulsa County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office
Description: Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with second-degree murder in Indian Country.
Hector Manuel Hernandez, 37, of Tulsa, was charged with second-degree murder in Indian country.
Hernandez admitted that he rear-ended a car while driving on South Garnett Road, and as he fled the first accident, hit the victim’s automobile head on. Jennifer Holt, age 46, died from injuries sustained in the collision. Hernandez had a blood alcohol level of .250. He was also convicted for DUI in Rogers County in 2007.
The Broken Arrow Police Department, FBI and Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin Bish prosecuted the case.
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release. No Fine. $400.00 S/A ($100.00 each count) - Waived. Restitution $25.00