A teenager who killed Broken Arrow teacher Shane Anderson during a violent crime spree on Wednesday received a life without parole sentence plus 100 years — the harshest punishment a Tulsa County judge has imposed on a minor since 2004.
Police said Anderson died Oct. 1, 2017, defending his family from would-be robber Deonte Green at their home in Tulsa. The middle school geography teacher's death sent the Broken Arrow community reeling.
“I’m grateful the judge’s sentence reflected (Green’s) character, his crimes, his inability to live within the boundaries of society,” Darcie Anderson, Shane Anderson’s wife, said after Green's sentencing. “But in the end nothing’s going to bring my husband back. So while I’m glad that justice was served in his case, I would trade anything to have my husband back.”