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State of Oklahoma v. Christopher Jonathan Barnett
Case Number: CF-2019-3570
Judge: Tracy Priddy
Court: In the District Court in and For Tulsa County, Oklahoma
Plaintiff's Attorney: Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office
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Tulsa, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Christopher Jonathan Barnett with:
Count # 1. Count as Filed: ABDGR, ASSAULT & BATTERY WITH A DEADLY WEAPON, in violation of 21 O.S. 652C
Date of Offense: 07/24/2019
Party Name Disposition Information
BARNETT, CHRISTOPHER JONATHAN Disposed: CONVICTION, 05/22/2020. Guilty Plea
Count as Disposed: ASSAULT & BATTERY WITH A DEADLY WEAPON(ABDGR)
Violation of 21 O.S. 652C which provides:
C. Any person who commits any assault and battery upon another, including an unborn child as defined in Section 1-730 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes, by means of any deadly weapon, or by such other means or force as is likely to produce death, or in any manner attempts to kill another, including an unborn child as defined in Section 1-730 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes, or in resisting the execution of any legal process, shall upon conviction be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding life.
Defendant was charged with shooting a process server who was attempting to serve him with notice of a lawsuit at his reaidence.
JUDGE TRACY PRIDDY: DEFENDANT PRESENT, IN CUSTODY AND REPRESENTED BY JASON LOLLMAN & CALEB JONES. STATE REPRESENTED BY STEVE KUNZWEILER, MARK COLLIER, AND KELLY SWEENEY. COURT REPORTER IS JODI TERRY. CASE CALLED FOR JURY TRIAL AND PARTIES ANNOUNCE READY FOR TRIAL. THE JURORS ARE CALLED AND SWORN AS TO QUALIFICATIONS. THE JURY IS IMPANELED AND EXAMINED FOR CAUSE. SIX (6) JURORS ARE EXCUSED FOR CAUSE. THE JURORS ARE ACCEPTED FOR CAUSE. PEREMPTORY CHALLENGES ISSUED BY THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA. PEREMPTORY CHALLENGES ISSUED BY THE DEFENDANT. THE JURORS ARE ACCEPTED AND SWORN TO TRY THE CAUSE. ONE (1) ALTERNATE JUROR IS SELECTED. THE RULE OF SEQUESTRATION WAS INVOKED. STATE PRESENTS EVIDENCE AND RESTS. DEFENDANT DEMURS AND THE DEMURRER IS OVERRULED. DEFENDANT PRESENTS EVIDENCE AND RESTS. DEFENDANT MOVES FOR DIRECTED VERDICT AND IS OVERRULED. BOTH SIDES REST. THE JURY IS INSTRUCTED AS TO THE LAW. CLOSING ARGUMENTS ARE MADE. THE SWEARING OF THE BAILIFF IS WAIVED AND AT 10:30AM ON 3-5-2020, THE BAILIFF AND JURY RETIRE FOR DELIBERATION. AT 12:30PM ON 3-5-2020, THE JURY RETURNS INTO OPEN COURT WITH THEIR VERDICT, WHICH IS READ IN OPEN COURT AND IS TO WIT: WE, THE JURY IMPANELED AND SWORN IN THE ABOVE ENTITLED CAUSE, DO UPON OUR OATHS FIND THE DEFENDANT GUILTY OF THE CHARGE OF ASSAULT & BATTERY WITH A DEADLY WEAPON AND FIX PUNISHMENT AT THIRTY-TWO (32) YEARS IN THE CUSTODY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND A FINE IN THE AMOUNT OF $10,000.00. JURORS CONCURRING. JURY DISCHARGED. DEFENDANT REQUESTS PSIR. FORMAL SENTENCING SET FOR 4-9-2020 AT 9:30AM IN ROOM 413. DEFENDANT REMANDED TO CUSTODY & ORDERED HELD WITHOUT BOND. WITNESS(ES) SWORN AND TESTIMONY HEARD IN TRIAL.
BARNETT, CHRISTOPHER JONATHAN
Outcome: 05-22-2020 CONVICTED
JUDGE TRACY PRIDDY. DEFENDANT PRESENT, IN CUSTODY, REPRESENTED BY JASON LOLLMAN. STATE REPRESENTED BY STEVEN KUNZWEILER & MARK COLLIER. COURT REPORTER IS JODI TERRY. CASE CALLED FOR FORMAL SENTENCING. ARGUMENTS OF COUNSEL HEARD AS TO DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR NEW TRIAL. DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR NEW TRIAL IS OVERRULED. ARGUMENTS OF COUNSEL HEARD AS TO SENTENCING. COURT FINDS DEFENDANT GUILTY & SENTENCES DEFENDANT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE JURY VERDICT.
THIRTY (32) YEARS IN THE CUSTODY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, WITH CREDIT FOR ALL TIME SERVED & EARNED. $500.00 FINE, $2,500.00 VICTIM'S COMPENSATION ASSESSMENT. UPON RELEASE FROM SUCH CONFINEMENT, THE DEFENDANT SHALL SERVE A TERM OF POST-IMPRISONMENT SUPERVISION, UNDER CONDITIONS PRESCRIBED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, FOR A PERIOD OF ONE (1) YEAR.
DEFENDANT ADVISED OF APPEAL RIGHTS. RULE 8 AND JUDGMENT & SENTENCE ISSUED. BOND EXONERATED. COMMITMENT ISSUED TO JAIL.
1 BARNETT, CHRISTOPHER JONATHAN
Comments: Editor's Note: Tulsa county judges almost always sentence defendants convicted by a jury to the term of years recommended by the jury.