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Case Number: 4:23-cr-00299
Judge: John F. Heil, III
Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma (Tulsa County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in Tulsa
Description: Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with involuntary manslaughter in Indian Country.
Amanda Myrene Fields Moffett, 43, a Cherokee citizen of Nowata pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in Indian country for shooting and killing her daughter while attempting to shoot a stray dog.
“Every gun owner has the legal responsibility to use extreme caution when discharging a firearm. This case unfortunately highlights the potential tragic results absent that caution,” said U.S. Attorney Clinton Johnson.
After sunset on Oct. 5, 2018, Moffett’s daughter told her that a stray dog was attacking kittens outside.
Moffett admitted she stepped out onto her front porch and discharged a handgun into the dark yard at what she believed was the stray dog. Moffett further admitted that she did not confirm that her daughter was out of her line of fire.
Moffett faces a maximum of eight years in federal prison. A date for sentencing has not been set. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
Moffett will remain on conditions of supervised release until sentencing.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations, FBI and Nowata County Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Aaron Jolly and Valeria Luster are prosecuting the case.
Outcome: 10/02/2023 11 MINUTES of Proceedings - held before Magistrate Judge Susan E Huntsman: Change of Plea Hearing held on 10/2/2023 , guilty plea entered, defendant remain/released on conditions, striking/terminating deadline(s)/hearing(s) as to Amanda Myrene Moffett (Court Reporter: C2) (tjc, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 10/02/2023)
10/02/2023 12 CONSENT by Defendant to Proceed before a Magistrate Judge for Change of Plea (in Felony case) approved by Magistrate Judge Susan E Huntsman as to Amanda Myrene Moffett (tjc, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 10/02/2023)
10/02/2023 13 WAIVER of Right to Trial by Jury approved by Magistrate Judge Susan E Huntsman by Amanda Myrene Moffett (tjc, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 10/02/2023)
10/02/2023 14 WAIVER of Right to have Thirty Days to Prepare for Trial approved by Magistrate Judge Susan E Huntsman by Amanda Myrene Moffett (tjc, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 10/02/2023)
10/02/2023 15 PETITION to Enter Plea of Guilty and ORDER Accepting Plea by Magistrate Judge Susan E Huntsman as to Amanda Myrene Moffett (tjc, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 10/02/2023)
10/02/2023 16 PLEA AGREEMENT by USA, Amanda Myrene Moffett as to Amanda Myrene Moffett (tjc, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 10/02/2023)
10/02/2023 17 SEALED PLEA SUPPLEMENT (tjc, Dpty Clk) (Entered: 10/02/2023)