Tulsan gets life term in link to shooting death of alleged accomplice
BY BILL BRAUN World Staff Writer
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
5/02/12 at 5:02 AM
A Tulsa man was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for a "felony murder" conviction linked to the fatal shooting of his alleged accomplice by a woman who said she was attacked in her home.
Tulsa County jurors two months ago found Daniel L. Holman, 25, guilty of murder, first-degree burglary, attempted robbery with a weapon and attempted rape.
In accordance with the jury's verdict, District Judge Jefferson Sellers sentenced Holman to a life term for murder that requires Holman to serve more than 38 years before becoming eligible for parole or release.
The jury found Holman guilty of first-degree burglary and imposed a 10-year term. Sellers ordered that count dismissed - which throws out the 10-year sentence - based on a "merger'' issue, with the burglary allegation providing the underlying basis for the felony murder count.
Jurors found Holman guilty of attempted robbery and attempted rape, and imposed sentences of 15 and 2 1/2 years, respectively.
On Tuesday, Sellers ordered those two lesser sentences to run concurrently with the murder time, and they will not add to the life prison term.
At the trial, prosecutors maintained that Holman's conduct during a home invasion was so inherently dangerous that by law he bears responsibility for the death of his accomplice, Darreon Carter, 18.
Testimony indicated that Holman and Carter entered a woman's residence at the Brighton Park Apartments, in the 4800 block of South Darlington Avenue, about 3:30 a.m. July 15, 2010.
The woman said Carter "held something cold and sharp against my neck," threatened to kill her, and wanted to know where her money was.
She said Carter told her to take her clothes off, and pulled at her pants.
Evidence indicated that she got a gun from her purse and shot both Carter and Holman, with Carter fatally wounded.
Holman was discharged from a hospital about a month later. He has been in the Tulsa Jail since August 2010 and gets credit on his sentence for time already served.
Sellers sentenced Holman in a drug case to two years in prison Tuesday, to run consecutively with the life sentence. Holman pleaded guilty in March to possessing a controlled drug in April 2010.
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Daniel L. Holman: He was judged responsible for the fatal shooting of his alleged accomplice by a woman who said they were attacking her in her home. Holman must serve more than 38 years of a life term before becoming eligible for parole or release