The last defendant charged in connection with the 2017 first-degree murder of 18-year-old Xavier Marque Baskeyfield was sentenced to life in prison but has the option of getting out early.

On Oct. 4, Deven Lee Workman, 20, of Moore, Okla., appeared before Judge Lori Walkley to hear his fate for playing a role in Baskeyfield's death on St. Patrick's Day.

Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn charged Workman and his co-defendant, 21-year-old Dustin Lee Gant of Norman, Okla., four days after Baskeyfield's death with first-degree murder and assault and battery with a deadly weapon.

According to a Norman police affidavit, officers were dispatched to the Hillcrest Apartment complex, in regard to a reported shooting.

Once on scene, officers found Baskeyfield lying in the apartment complex parking lot, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

He was transported to Norman Regional Hospital, where life-saving measures proved unsuccessful, and he died that same night, the affidavit read.

Kenard Deadmon, of Norman, who police identified as an innocent bystander, had his car struck by stray bullets while he was driving through the complex. He suffered an eye injury from the incident, according to the affidavit. Deadmon was treated and later released from OU Medical Center.

Baskeyfield's sister testified during a preliminary hearing in December that Gant had come to her home to speak to her boyfriend, Tyrek Ladarius Turner, about owing Gant money.

She said at some point the verbal altercation moved to the Hillcrest apartment complex, where she claimed Gant turned to Workman, handed him the gun and said, "Get him."

Baskeyfield's sister said Workman then pointed the gun at Baskeyfield and fired multiple shots.

Workman and Gant's life sentences will run concurrently with the 25-year sentence they received for the felony assault charges.

Both crimes are classified as 85-percent crimes, so Workman and Gant will be required to serve 85 percent of their sentences before they are eligible for parole.

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