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Wagoner County District Attorney Brian Kuester has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma. …

Trent Shores, currently an assistant U.S. attorney for the Tulsa-based Northern District, is the Trump administration’s choice to head that office, and Brian Kuester, a state district attorney for Wagoner, Cherokee, Adair and Sequoyah counties, is tapped to lead the Eastern District in Muskogee.

Cheyenne Mason Watts, 24, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of second-degree murder, as well as to five additional charges, in the death of 88-year-old Charley Kirk.  Paul Dean Newberry, 25, had already been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder.

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