Federal jury finds McGirt guilty in retrial

BY CURTIS KILLMAN
Tulsa World
11/09/2020 02:00 PM
Reprinted with permission
Main Cherokee Phoenix
Jimcy McGirt
MUSKOGEE – A jury deliberated about an hour Friday before finding Jimcy McGirt guilty again of sexually molesting a 4-year-old girl in 1996 at a Broken Arrow home.

The guilty verdict follows three days of testimony in Muskogee federal court.

McGirt, 72, was retried after the U.S. Supreme Court in July threw out his 1997 state convictions and no parole life sentence.

An attorney for McGirt said an appeal was planned.

The Supreme Court in its July decision found that major crimes committed within the 1860s-era boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation reservation that involve an American Indian were within federal and not state jurisdiction.

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