Sandra Woodard was sentenced Wednesday in the murder of her boyfriend, Altus radio DJ Harley Moody. Woodard was found guilty of first-degree murder in September. A Kiowa County jury found Woodard guilty after less than two hours in deliberations. The jury recommended a sentence of life without of the chance of parole. Although sentencing for the crime was set for Nov. 4, it was postponed until yesterday.
Woodard had said, both at the time of the crime and during the trial, that the shooting was accidental and happened during sexual role playing, prosecutors said the evidence didn’t match the story.
During Woodard’s trial, OSBI agents testified that five rounds were fired from a Smith and Wesson .380 pistol. One agent said he field tested the weapon to prove that the trigger had to have been pulled five times for those five rounds to go off.
Woodward was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday without the possibility of parole, per the recommendation of the jury.
Back in January, Woodard had called 911 saying she had accidentally shot her boyfriend, Harley Moody. When officers responded to the couple’s home on East 1410 Road in Lone Wolf, they found the 37-year-old man bleeding heavily from multiple gunshot wounds inflicted by a semi-automatic pistol. The father of six was pronounced dead on the scene.
Moody was formerly in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of Operation Desert Storm. After leaving the military, he was hired by KEYB Radio in Altus as a DJ.
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