Man pleads guilty to Norman murder, gets life

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - A drifter accused of fatally shooting a
single mother he met through a telephone dating service has pleaded
guilty as part of an agreement with prosecutors.
Cleveland County court records show Tony Benae Smith Jr.,
entered the plea to first-degree murder on Feb. 17 in the death of
Donna Riles.
Smith's attorney, David Smith, says his client will serve life
sentences for murder and robbery.
Authorities say Riles' then 12-year-old daughter called police
in February 2008 and said she had found her mother shot inside
their central Norman home. She said the only other person there at
the time was a man later identified as Tony Smith, who drove away
in Riles' vehicle.
Riles invited Smith to live with her just days after meeting him
on a chat line.


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