McCurtain County man guilty of first degree murder

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McCURTAIN COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - A man was found guilty of first degree murder in McCurtain County.

On Thursday a jury found Robert Coleman, 47, to be guilty for the murder of Melvin Pondexter, 46.

Coleman had stabbed Pondexter in the chest on May 1, 2018.

The incident took place at the auto repair shop Pondexter worked at.

It was determined the confrontation was because Coleman had hired Pondexter to work on his truck and did not feel it was fixed properly.

The jury recommended life without parole. Coleman will be sentenced on March 4, 2019.