Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2021-10-15 04:29:20 –
Muskogee, Oklahoma- U.S. law firm in eastern Oklahoma today announced that Kyle Joseph Vannotwick, 36, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, was convicted by a federal jury of murders in violation of U.S. title 18. Did. Code, sections 1111 (a), 1151 and 1153. The jury trial began with testimony on Monday, August 16, 2021 and ended on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 with conviction. Defendant is facing life imprisonment for a crime he admits to have been committed by a jury.
During the trial, the United States presented evidence on February 18, 2018, that the defendant had assaulted his brother Adam Van Notwick at home. During the assault, the defendant stabbed the victim three times with a barbecue knife. Once on the head, once on the neck, once on the chest. As a result of the puncture wounds, the victim lost a significant amount of blood before treatment and eventually succumbed to those injuries. The defendant was arrested at the scene of the incident. Defendant claimed that death was accidental. At trial, the defendant testified that his brother had attacked him, and he pushed him away and knocked him down on the kitchen table where the BBQ knife was placed. In closing arguments, the defense argued that three puncture wounds must have occurred when the victim landed on the table. Conversely, the United States argued that defense theory was impossible, and evidence showed that the defendant had stabbed his twin brothers three times, resulting in death.
The case was initially to be tried in the district court in Muskogee County, Oklahoma, where the murder took place. However, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Muscogee (Creek) reservation had never been revoked by Congress, the case was dismissed by state court and federal after a murder occurred in Muscogee County within the Muscogee border. The (Creek) State Reserve and the defendants, who had to be resubmitted to court, were members of a federal-recognized Indian tribe.
The conviction was the result of an investigation by the Mascogie Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The prestigious Judge Ronald A. White of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, Muskogee, presided over the trial and ordered the completion of the presence report. Sentence is scheduled after the report is completed. Vannortwick was remanded to federal security officer detention until a decision was made.
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