TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — The getaway driver for an alleged cop killer was found guilty Thursday of two charges.
Matthew Hall faced counts of being an accessory to shooting with the intent to kill.
David Ware is charged as the shooter, with video released by the Tulsa Police Department showing him open fire on two officers following a traffic stop last June.
Hall drove Ware from the scene that night.
Police Sgt. Craig Johnson died from the shooting, and Officer Aurash Zarkeshan suffered significant life-threatening wounds.
Thursday, the jury found Hall guilty on both counts of being an accessory, and he’s facing the possibility of 12 years in prison for each count.
"I would have preferred something less, because Matthew doesn’t have a criminal history, but it is what it is," said Brian Martin, Hall’s attorney. "The jury learned he didn’t have a criminal history. They took all the facts into consideration, and they made their decision."
In his opening statement to the jury, Martin admitted a level of guilt Hall had in the crime. He told the jury to decide what punishment would be appropriate for his involvement.
Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler said the prosecution was aware of the overwhelming amount of evidence against Hall going into the trial.
"We didn’t really think this was a who-done-it or a guilt or innocence issue," he said. "This was more about what’s the punishment for who helps a murderer try and get away."
Sentencing is set for March 22.
Ware's trial isn't scheduled to start until June. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in his case.