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Hackathorn pleads guilty in northeast Oklahoma, gets life sentence

In Jay, Oklahoma, 52-year-old John Hackathorn has pleaded guilty to first degree murder.

He was charged with murder in connection with the death of his wife, 60-year-old Mary Hackathorn in late 2020.

She was found dead in her home with multiple gunshot wounds.

As a result of his guilty plea yesterday, John Hackathorn will get a life sentence with the possibility of parole.

Hackathorn said he attempted to kill himself after he killed his wife but was unable to go through with it.

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