Bokoshe man to be sentenced in parents' murders

Kevin Paul Statham, 51, of Bokoshe, was charged in the July 2011 shooting deaths of his parents, Paul,Statham, 70, and Helen Statham, 69. at their home on Old Bokoshe Road. According to information released by the OSBI and LeFlore County Sheriff’s Department a family member went to the Statham's home and found Helen Statham dead in the back yard. Paul Statham, also deceased, was found inside the home. Both had died from gunshot wounds, according to court records. In May 2012, District Attorney Jeff Smith filed notice seeking the death penalty against Statham. On March 3, a plea agreement was made between Assistant District Attorney Marion Fry and Statham (and his attorney). Statham pleaded no contest to both first-degree murder charges and, in return, Fry offered two life sentences without the possibility of parole to run consecutively. Statham is scheduled to appear before District Judge Jon Sullivan Thursday at 11 a.m. for sentencing.