UPDATE: Sentencing for a former Oklahoma reality show star found guilty in a 2013 home invasion is delayed until May.

On Wednesday, Winston walters, who starred in the A&E show “Mudcats” was found guilty on four counts, and the jury recommend sentences totalling just over 90 years.

The judge ordered a pre-sentencing report and set his sentencing for May 12th.

He was found guilty of robbery, burglary in the first degree, assault and battery with a deadly weapon, and kidnapping.

Walters was found not guilty on two charges, burglary in the second degree, and conspiracy.

Authorities say the victim was shot in the knee caps, and his wife was bound to a chair with duct tape.

The other defendant has already pleaded and was sentenced to around 70 years in prison.



Wednesday 11:25 p.m.


2/15/15


A jury has reached a verdict in the trial of a former “Mudcats” reality star Winston Walters.

Walters was found guilty on four counts including conjoint robbery, burglary in the first degree, assault and battery with a deadly weapon, and kidnapping.

He was also found not guilty on two counts: burglary in the second degree and conspiracy.

Walters was charged in connection with a brutal home invasion and shooting in 2013.

Sentencing in this case will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday.



Wednesday 11:45 a.m.

2/25/15

In the trial of a former reality star, an IT specialist called by the defense refuted claims made by a State witness in the trial of Winston Walters.

Walters is accused of shooting a man and tying up his wife in a Stephens County home.

He is also accused of stealing money and several guns.

The specialist testified about the potential location of Walters’ phone of the night of the crime.

The specialist said Walters’ phone could have connected to a tower in Comanche near the scene of the crime, even though the phone could have still been in Walters.

He said there is a dip in the topography between Walters and Comanche, which could be the reason a phone would connect to a tower that far away.

FBI Special Agent Andrew Kerstetter testified that Walters had to be near Comanche on the night of the crime after examining Walters’ phone records.

Attorneys for Walters questioned the accuracy of the DNA evidence linking Walters to two of the stolen guns and the plastic sacks they were found in.

Defense also called the testimony of two witnesses into question.

The getaway driver, Andrew Travis and the man who found one of the stolen guns at Walter’s home each testified they were under the influence of marijuana and other drugs.

Defense closed by questioning the time frame of several phone calls made from Walter’s phone on the night of the crime.

The records show calls made just after midnight, but law enforcement was not notified of the crime until 2 a.m. that morning.

We’ll bring you the latest once the verdict is given.



Tuesday 5:00 p.m.

2/24/15

UPDATE: The man authorities say served as the getaway driver of a home invasion and shooting took the stand Tuesday before the state rested it’s case in the trial of Winston Walters in Duncan.

Walters is accused of shooting a man and tying up his wife in a Stephens County home.

He is also accused of stealing money and several guns.

Andrew Travis testified that Walters and co-defendant, John Oxford told him to drive them to a location fifteen minutes outside Walters on Highway 53.

Travis said he dropped them off, went to get gas, then picked them up later that night.

Travis said he was given $1,000 by John Oxford when they got back in his vehicle.

Travis testified that Walters later invited him to a restaurant where he was laughing and bragging about someone else getting arrested for his crime.

Defense argued that Travis is testifying to ensure less prison time for himself.

The defense began their case by calling two inmates from the Stephens County jail.

Each said Walters identified Travis in the jail as the person testifying against him.

They said Travis then got up and bragged about being the star witness, and that he would not be getting any aditional time.

The state also called an FBI special agent who specializes on phone records.

He testified that Walters phone had activity in Comanche and the Walters area on the night of the crime.

Testimony will resume Wednesday morning at 9 a.m.



Friday 4:50 p.m.

2/20/15

UPDATE: The brother of the co-defendant in the trial of former reality star, Winston Walters took the stand in a Stephens County courtroom Friday afternoon.

The former “Mudcats” star is accused of shooting a man and tying up a woman after breaking into a Stephens County home.

The brother of co-defendant John Oxford, testified that he was at his grandmothers home about 14 miles east of Walters, Oklahoma the night of the incident, when Oxford, Walters and a third suspect showed up.

He says they started a fire in a garbage can outside of the home, and it appeared that they were burning a jacket and a pair of shoes.

Oxford told the courtroom that’s when his brother asked to borrow a pair of shoes.

Friday morning, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Crime Scene Analysts took the stand.

They explained the process they went through to analyze evidence found at the scene, including the firearm that investigators believe Walters and Oxford took during the home invasion.

That fire arm was shown to the courtroom along with bullet casings and DNA swabs from the gun.

One of the investigators testified that some of the DNA found on that evidence was consistent with the DNA profile of Walters.

But other pieces of evidence from the scene were not consistent with his profile.

During testimony on Thursday, Stephens County Sheriff’s Lt. Bobby Bowen confirmed that three men were allegedly involved, two assailants and the driver of the get away car.

Trial will continue on Monday at 9 a.m.



UPDATE: A former reality star, Winston Walters is on trial charged with a brutal home invasion and robbery in 2013.

The former “Mudcats” star is accused of shooting a man and tying up a woman after breaking into a Stephens County home.

On Thursday, Stephens County Sheriff’s Lt. Bobby Bowen testified about the crime scene and the interview with the male victim.

Bowen interviewed the victim at the OU Medical Center in OKC.

He says the victim named two men as the assailants but Walters was not mentioned during this interview.

Three men were allegedly involved, two assailants and the driver of the get away car.

The defense argued that the victim was in a coherent state when he named the two people who assaulted and robbed him, even though he had just come out of surgery.

The state called several other witnesses to confirm that the evidence was collected correctly.




Trial is underway for a Stephens County man charged with a brutal home invasion in 2013.

Winston Walters was charged along with another man with breaking into a couple’s home, shooting the man and tying up the woman.

Walters was one of the stars of the national geographic reality show “Mudcats” in 2012 and 2013.

Walters is charged with robbery, assault and battery, burglary, conspiracy and kidnapping.

Authorities say the victim was shot in the knee caps and his wife was bound to a chair with duct tape.

The other defendant has already pleaded and been sentenced to about 70 years in prison.