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Atoka woman found guilty in husband’s murder

Heather Calhoun faces up to life in prison if convicted.
Heather Calhoun faces up to life in prison if convicted.(atoka county jail)
Published: Mar. 31, 2021 at 4:29 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 1, 2021 at 10:37 AM CDT
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ATOKA, Okla. (KXII) - An Atoka woman was found guilty of second-degree murder in her husband’s death.

OSBI investigators say Heather Calhoun called the Atoka County Sheriff’s office claiming that she accidently shot her husband, Barry “Nick” Calhoun, during an argument in April, 2019.

It happened in the 21000 block of East Highway 3 near Cold Springs Road. When responders arrived they found Nick dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

Deputies say that they had already responded to a call to the home earlier that morning because the couple was fighting over getting a divorce.

The OSBI took over the investigation and arrested Calhoun six months later, charging her with second-degree murder.

On Thursday morning an Atoka County jury found Calhoun guilty in the murder of her husband and recommended 20 years in prison for the offense.

Formal sentencing will take place later this month.

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