Third suspect sentenced in Sherman hotel murder

SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) - A Sherman woman was sentenced to 25 years in prison Monday in connection with the 2017 murder of hotel clerk Brandon Hubert.

Nikeya Marquice Grant

"It's still a little left to go. It is a lot better now that we have this tackled and out the way," said Brent Hubert.

Brent Hubert has spent almost two years without his twin brother Brandon Hubert after he was murdered working overnight as a hotel clerk at a Sherman hotel.

On Monday, 25-year-old Nikeya Grant pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery as part of a plea deal.

Two others have also pleaded guilty to charges in connection with Hubert's death. Reginald Campbell pleaded guilty to capital murder Feb. 8. He was sentenced to life without parole. Karalyn Cross pleaded guilty March 4 to first degree felony murder, in exchange for a max sentence of 55-years. Her sentencing is set for May 2.

Records state the trio came up with the idea to rob a hotel, so they tried the Super 8 off U.S. Highway 75 in Sherman, but the clerk was in a protected area, so they went to the Quality Suites, where Hubert was working at the front desk.

A security camera captured the trio pulling into the parking lot.

Documents state Campbell put on a mask, walked in the lobby, and after a brief struggle, shot Hubert in the head.

A coworker found Hubert laying in a pool of blood hours later, and called 911.

During a police interview, Cross and Grant admitted to driving Campbell to Dallas after the murder so he could leave the area.

Brent says he wishes the sentence was longer but is thankful all three suspects have pleaded guilty.

"As good of a guy as he was and has always been, it's good we were actually able to be this far and have all three people caught and in jail and stuff, and getting every hurdle we've come across taken care of," he said.

Brandon was getting his master's degree at Southeastern in Durant while working at the hotel. His family set up a scholarship fund in his name at the university.

Memorials may be made to the Southeastern Foundation, c/o Brandon Hubert Scholarship, 425 W. University, Durant, Oklahoma 74701.



 
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