MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

September 17, 2013

Three sentenced in teen’s slaying

Two get 30-year sentences, third given 20 years

By Thad Ayers
Phoenix Staff Writer

— Family and friends of Troy Dufur wept outside the courtroom after sentencing in the shooting death of Ryan Satterfield.

Dufur, 19, will be 39 before he’s eligible for parole. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison with the last 10 years suspended in Muskogee County District Court. Dufur looked down at the floor several times after hearing his sentence.

Dufur pleaded guilty to felony accessory to first-degree murder in May. He and two others were sentenced Monday for their involvement in Satterfield’s death.

Satterfield, 17, was killed on Nov. 23, 2011 at a home in the 1500 block of East Okmulgee Avenue during a robbery Thanksgiving eve.

“I’m sorry for what happened,” Dufur said to Satterfield’s family in court. “I hope you find it in your heart to forgive us.”

Jordan Miller, 19, was sentenced to life in prison with all but 30 years suspended. Martin Miller, 20, received the same sentence. Both pleaded guilty to first-degree felony murder in July. Jordan Miller will be 49 before he is eligible for parole, while Martin Miller will be 50.

Jordan and Martin Miller also apologized in court and looked in the Satterfield family’s direction as they spoke.

None of Satterfield’s family spoke at the hearing because Assistant District Attorney Tim King said their statements at Tommy Lee Dean Jr.’s sentencing was enough. Dean was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole in August.

Michelle Satterfield, Ryan’s mother, told the court then she had moved out of the area and changed jobs since her son’s death. Ryan’s father Brad said his holidays have been ruined.

King said in court Dufur and Jordan Miller showed remorse for their parts in Satterfield’s death. He added, however, that all three have not taken responsibility for their actions.

Both Millers have a judicial review hearing scheduled for Aug. 25, 2014, where District Judge Thomas Alford will revisit their sentences.

Fredrick Watson, who turns 20 Tuesday, is the last of six defendants awaiting sentencing. He was found guilty of first-degree felony murder in August and will be sentenced Oct. 14.

The other two are now serving their sentences. They are:

• Deandre Clark, 20 — Found guilty of shooting and killing Satterfield and sentenced in June to life in prison.

• Tommy Lee Dean Jr., 21 — Found guilty of felony first-degree murder. He was sentenced in August to life in prison with parole.

Reach Thad Ayers at (918) 684-2903 or tayers@muskogeephoenix.com.