UPDATE -- 18-year-old Theo Fleming has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for second-degree murder.
Associate District Judge Matthew Henry imposed a 30-year prison term and a $10,000 fine for the murder of Kaitlyn Finnegan. Finnegan was fatally shot on April 4th, 2009. On December 3rd, 2010 jurors found Fleming guilty of second-degree murder.
Fleming is required to serve 85 percent of his sentence, about 25 years, before he is eligible for parole or release from prison.
UPDATE -- A jury has found Theo Fleming guilty of second degree murder in the shooting death of Kaitlyn Finnegan. The jury recommends a sentence of 30 years in prison with the option for parole once 85% of the sentence has been served.
TULSA, OK -- Jurors are expected to hear closing arguments in the case where a teen is accused of killing a Bishop Kelley student in April, 2009.
Theo Fleming, 18, is charged with Second-Degree Murder in connection to the death of Bishop Kelley Senior Kaitlyn Finnegan.
Fleming’s attorney says it was accident.
FOX23’s Abbie Alford was in the courtroom as the jury heard from the last witness.
Each day Finnegan’s family fills the courtroom wearing purple, the student’s favorite color.
When the medical examiner took the stand her family heard if it was possible that Fleming could have accidentally shot Finnegan.
In the courtroom, the medical examiner told the jury that there was no reasonable medical certainty that Finnegan was shot on accident.
Reports show the two along with a group of friends were hanging out at a house the night Finnegan died.
The defense attorney, Thomas Mortensen, believes Fleming and Finnegan were messing around when the gun went off, hitting Finnegan on accident.
The defense says testimony from a friend who was there during the shooting shows that Fleming said, “The trigger went off, the trigger went off, it was an accident.”
A friend who was in the room during the shooting told the jury he thought he heard Fleming jokingly say, “’I'm going to pop you.” The gun went off after that and Finnegan died.
Reports also show Fleming and friends rushed Finnegan to the hospital and then he told officers it was a drive-by shooting but then changed his story.
Finnegan’s family does not believe it was an accident.
The judge denied Mortensen’s motion for a mistrial because of evidence.
Fleming also told the judge he did not want to testify.
Closing arguments are scheduled for Friday.
Fleming is charged with Second-Degree Murder which carries anywhere from ten years to life in prison.