STILLWATER — The fiance of a Cushing woman who was stabbed to death last year was placed on three years’ probation Friday for contributing to the delinquency of the teenager who has admitted to the slaying.
Joel Paul Schofield, 28, was found on March 17, 2007, in a Cushing motel room with his cousin, Maria Lynn Wiley, then 13; a 15-year-old girl; and another man, court records show.
As part of a plea bargain for probation on a five-count charge, Schofield was ordered to pay $1,400 in fines and fees by Payne County District Judge Donald Worthington at his sentencing Friday.
Schofield was also ordered to take a cognitive behavior training class, have a substance abuse assessment and follow recommendations, have a mental health evaluation and following recommendations, and attend a 12-step meeting twice a week.
Schofield, who previously lived in Cushing and now reportedly lives in Lincoln County, was also ordered to perform 50 hours of community service within six months.
Schofield had pleaded guilty to a felony count of contributing to the delinquency of both minors, for which he was given a three-year suspended sentence. He also pleaded guilty to two drug felonies — possession of methamphetamine and marijuana, both with an intent to distribute within 2,000 feet of Cushing High School, for which he was given two concurrent three-year suspended sentences.
He also had pleaded guilty to misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, for which he was given a concurrent one-year suspended sentence. He also had pleaded guilty to attempting to destroy evidence by trying to flush methamphetamine down a toilet, a misdemeanor for which he was given a six-month deferred sentence.
Wiley, who turned 15 in March, admitted in juvenile court in January that she killed Alecia Rena Dean, 23, of Cushing.
Prosecutors had dropped a youthful offender first-degree murder charge against Wiley, who then admitted to the slaying and was adjudicated delinquent as a juvenile on a first-degree manslaughter charge.
Wiley was placed in the custody of the Office of Juvenile Affairs, where she could be held until her 19th birthday.