Tucker McGee was seventeen when he murdered sixteen year old JaRay Wilson in Oklahoma. According to court documents Tucker McGee, Cody Godfrey and Caleb Mclemore came across the victim who would be beaten and shot in the head. The sixteen year old body was hidden and remained missing for fourteen months until guilt got the best of Cody Godfrey would would tell police. This teen killer who was proven to have shot the victim in the head would be sentenced to life in prison with no parole for thirty eight years.
Tucker McGee 2021 Information
Height: 5 ft 11 in
Weight: 180 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Alias: Tucker McGee
OK DOC#: 713239Birth Date: 10/24/1994
Current Facility: LAWTON CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, LAWTO
Reception Date: 5/19/2015
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Charged in connection with the murder of Weatherford teen, JaRay Wilson, Tucker McGee was sentenced Monday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
More than two years after Wilson went missing, her family said they’ve finally gained some closure.
Tucker McGee was 10 days short of turning 18 the day he killed JaRay Wilson in October of 2012. He could have been facing the death penalty, but since he was 17 at the time, he received the maximum sentence of life without parole.
JaRay Wilson’s mother said she knows exactly how long it’s taken to get to this day.
“Two years, six months, and six days,” said Jara Wilson, JaRay’s mother.
Wilson’s family and friends wept as the judge sentenced Tucker McGee, but McGee remained stone-faced and emotionless.
“He took everything from us. Everything. Our only child. We’ll never be grandparents. We’ll never get to see her grow up. Know what she could have been,” said Wilson.
For 14 months JaRay’s family searched for their missing daughter.
McGee’s defense attorney said his client was high on K2 and hallucinating when he killed her.
“A lot of people have been messed up on drugs and they didn’t murder someone,” she said.
But in the swift 15 minute sentencing, the judge followed the jury’s recommendation of life without parole.
“JaRay can finally rest in peace. That was the first thing I thought of,” said Jara Wilson.
As part of his plea agreement in exchange for his testimony against McGee, Cody Godfrey pleaded guilty to Accessory after the Fact Monday. Godfrey admitted to moving JaRay’s body after her murder.
“His testimony was very important to the case. Without his testimony I don’t know if we would have ever found JaRay Wilson,” said prosecutor Angela Marsee.
In January 2014, Godfrey led investigators to the area where Wilson’s body was found buried in a shallow grave. Her skull was cracked, and had what appeared to be a gunshot wound.
“She’s not a victim. She’s a person that deserved way more than she got,” said JaRay’s mother.
Caleb Mclemore was also charged with Accessory after the Fact for his role in the murder. He’s currently serving a 25-year sentence.
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A man who was convicted of killing a Weatherford teen nearly six years ago received a new sentence on Monday.
In 2015, a jury found Tucker McGee guilty of first-degree murder in the death of 16-year-old JaRay Wilson in October 2012.
Prosecutors say he shot her in the head along a rural county road, and then buried her body the next day with the help of two other teens.
For months, family members searched for clues related to JaRay’s disappearance. Officials say about 14 months after she was reported missing, one of those teenagers came forward and told police what happened to JaRay.
“She’s kind of been treated like trash throughout this whole process. You know, the boys and the manner of and how they treated her. It’s just hard,” Ronette Thiessan, Wilson’s aunt, said during the trial.
It took a jury just two-and-a-half hours to find McGee guilty of murder. They recommended a life without parole sentence.
“To me, he doesn’t deserve to be out. He took her away from us; he deserves to pay for it,” Jara Wilson, JaRay’s mother, told News 4 in 2015.
In April, a judge followed the jury’s recommendation and sentenced McGee to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
His original sentence was repealed by a court, so McGee had to be re-sentenced on Monday.
A judge sentenced McGee to life in prison, making him eligible for parole after 38 years behind bars.