TULSA, Okla. — A Tulsa County judge will decide the sentence in March for a woman convicted in a 2016 murder case.
A jury found Michaela Riddle guilty of second-degree murder in January in the 2016 death of Courtney Palmer.
She was also found guilty of desecration of a human corpse and kidnapping. The jury found her not guilty of first-degree murder and other gang related offenses.
The jury recommended 25 years for second-degree murder, 20 years for kidnapping and four years for desecration of a corpse.
Palmer’s remains were found in December 2016 in Muskogee County after authorities say he was tortured for hours and killed at a home in north Tulsa. The remains had been burned.
Riddle’s alleged co-conspirator Gerald Lowe pleaded guilty in December 2019 and was sentenced to life in prison with a chance at parole.
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