A Meeker man charged with first-degree murder for a domestic-related shooting incident that killed his wife in April has pleaded not guilty in his case, with a trial date expected in February.


A Meeker man charged with first-degree murder for a domestic-related shooting incident that killed his wife in April has pleaded not guilty in his case, with a trial date expected in February.

Ronny Dale Hamlin, 36, is accused of causing the death of Terri Garner, 26, by using a firearm to shoot her to death, charges in Lincoln County District Court show.

The state medical examiner’s office, which has Garner’s name listed as Terri (Garner) Hamlin, along with obituary notices, ruled cause of death as a gunshot wound to the head and right arm.

Garner, a mother of five, was shot during a reported domestic disturbance at the couple’s home in the Meeker Village Apartments, 400 Dover Circle.

It was about 10:32 p.m., April 12, when police responded to the shooting and a Medi Flight helicopter ambulance transported her to an Oklahoma City hospital, where she later died. Authorities arrested Ronny Hamlin at the scene.

Officials said Garner and Hamlin lived at the apartment complex with their three children, along with Garner’s two other children. Police had responded to the same apartment a week earlier for a domestic-related incident.

With entering of a plea, Hamlin’s case is set for the disposition docket Jan. 24, with a likely jury trial date of Feb. 6.

Hamlin remains jailed without bond. If convicted of first-degree murder, Hamlin could face the death penalty, imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for life without parole.