A Rosedale man was found guilty last week of killing two people in an automobile wreck in 2016.
A jury found Shawn Thomas Jones, 35, of Rosedale guilty of two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of 34-year-old Brooke Trotter and 29-year-old Becky Trotter, both of Antlers.
The two sisters, both nurses, were on their way home from Oklahoma City when the wreck occurred Sept. 25, 2016.
Their mother, 61-year-old Jaquetta Trotter of Antlers, was injured in the wreck.
The wreck occurred at 4:47 a.m. about two miles southeast of Ada on state Highway 3.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Rob Benedict said Jones was driving a 2003 Hummer west on SH 3 when he crossed the center line and collided head-on with a 2015 Jeep Renegade, driven east on SH 3 by Brooke Trotter. Brooke and her sister, Becky, were pronounced dead at the scene.
Jaquetta Trotter was taken by Mercy EMS to Chickasaw Nation Medical Center, then taken by Air Evac to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City and admitted with a leg injury.
Jones and two passengers in the Hummer, 44-year-old Nicholas D. Rowan of Pauls Valley and 27-year-old Jason E. Stewart of Idabel, were not injured.
Benedict said the Trotter family was driving toward their homes in Antlers when the collision occurred. In a court affidavit, Benedict said Jaquetta Trotter suffered great bodily injury in the crash.
“Jones had a strong odor (of alcohol) on his breath,” Benedict said in the affidavit. “He was unsteady on his feet, his speech was slurred and he had watery, bloodshot eyes. (I) gave Jones a sobriety test, the HGN. Jones exhibited six of six clues. Jones was given a walk and turn and exhibited three clues.”
Benedict said a blood test revealed Jones had a .14 blood alcohol concentration.
The jury recommend Jones receive a life sentence. Formal sentencing is scheduled for at 1 p.m. Dec. 20.