A murder defendant who was one of the four Lincoln County jail escapees recaptured last summer and then convicted by a Lincoln County jury following a trial in June was sentenced Tuesday to serve life in prison.

A murder defendant who was one of the four Lincoln County jail escapees recaptured last summer and then convicted by a Lincoln County jury following a trial in June was sentenced Tuesday to serve life in prison.

Jeremy T. Irvin, 33, was convicted on one count of first-degree murder at his trial, with the jury recommending a life sentence.

District Judge Cynthia Ferrell-Ashwood followed the jury's recommendation and formally sentenced him to serve life in prison.

First Assistant District Attorney Adam Panter served as prosecutor on the case, which was investigated by the District Attorney’s Task Force, with assistance from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

Irvin was charged in the 2016 death of Robert James Godwin Jr., 34, who was shot to death near Stroud.

Godwin was found with several gunshot wounds about 30 yards away from his pickup, which was still parked in the middle of the road in the area of 3530 and 790 Roads, Lincoln County Sheriff Charlie Dougherty reported.

Panter, who said Irvin was one of the four Lincoln County jail escapees who fled the jail in 2017, said Irvin was the one of the two men captured in the Dale area last summer.

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office used its drone as part of that manhunt.

Irvin will remain jailed locally until he is transferred to the Department of Corrections.