Jury recommends death for David Ware

TULSA, Okla. — A jury recommended the death penalty for David Ware Wednesday after three hours of deliberation.

The recommendation comes down for Ware’s first-degree murder conviction for shooting and killing Tulsa Police Sgt. Craig Johnson at a traffic stop in June 2020.

The jury shared their sentencing recommendations for David Ware’s four non-capital convictions on Monday, which included life in prison.

The judge will hand down final sentences during Ware’s formal sentencing on May 13.

Two jurors were excused leading up to the death penalty recommendation. They were replaced with alternate jurors.

You can find more information about Ware’s other convictions and sentences here.