TULSA, Oklahoma — A jury has acquitted a Tulsa man of murder and theft charges after he was accused in the carjacking death of a Tulsa woman.
On Wednesday, a jury found 20-year-old Destin Rodriguez not guilty of second-degree murder and car theft in the death of Avonna Olson. The 45-year-old mother was run over when she tried to stop two men from stealing her minivan.
Last month, a jury convicted Brandon Maxwell of second-degree felony murder in Olson's death. He was sentenced to 45 years in prison.
Prosecutors alleged Rodriguez knew that Maxwell was trying to steal a vehicle on the morning of Olson's death. But Rodriguez's attorneys said their client did nothing to cause Olson's death.
The Tulsa World reports (http://bit.ly/11V7K5B ) that Rodriguez remains in the Tulsa jail on unrelated charges.
Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com