A Shawnee man charged two years ago with first-degree murder, deliberate intent, in connection with a January 2017 shooting death at Chapel Ridge Apartments pleaded guilty Friday to a lesser amended charge of accessory to first-degree murder and received a suspended sentence, court records show.
Antonio Maurice Sambrano, 20, appeared in Pottawatomie County District Court for the pre-trial disposition docket.
Two years ago, Sambrano was originally charged with first-degree murder, deliberate intent, by previous District Attorney Richard Smothermon's office and was accused in the Jan. 4, 2017 shooting death of Isaiah Anthony Harjo, 27.
Sambrano has been jailed without bond in the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center since his arrest on Jan. 5, 2017.
On Friday, prosecutors in District Attorney Allan Grubb's office amended the charge to felony accessory to first degree murder, the case file shows, with Sambrano entering a guilty plea.
Sambrano was then sentenced to serve a five-year suspended sentence and was ordered to pay fines and costs and be on supervised probation, court records show.
Sambrano, who was jailed for the past two years and 12 days, was released from the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center about 2 p.m. on Friday, jail rosters show.
As part of the case originally investigated by Shawnee police, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner concluded Harjo died of a gunshot wound to the chest, with manner of death listed as a homicide.
The shooting occurred at Chapel Ridge Apartments, 130 E. 45th Street. It was just before 1:30 p.m. Jan. 4, 2017 when emergency crews responded to a shots fired report at building 11, with reports indicating the shooting occurred in an apartment where Harjo reportedly resided.
Harjo was transported from that scene to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, where he died.
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