(VIA TulsaWorld.com) After 21 months behind bars, Dewayne Fulsom is a free man once again after being acquitted of first degree murder and shooting with intent to kill in relation to a locksmith who was killed while on the clock in 2013. After a seven day trial, and deliberation which lasted four and a half hours, the jury of five women and seven men found that the defendant was not guilty. Mr. Fulsom was identified by one witness on the scene, a friend of the locksmith who was killed, however; the jury did not find this to be enough evidence to convict the defendant. Phila-Locksmith has previously covered the details of this Tulsa locksmith murder, which deliberated on August 26th of 2015.
Locksmith’s Family Speaks Out
The family of the slain locksmith, Sebastian Geiger, spoke to Oklahoma’s Newson6 regarding their feelings about the trial’s outcome. The family expressed their sadness as well as their disagreement with the verdict which was reached by the jury. They spoke of Sebastian Geiger as a motivated man, who was looking to leave his locksmith job in order to pursue vocational school. Additionally, his parents spoke of his enjoyment in being an uncle. His parents also spoke of the danger which Sebastian faced, telling Newson6 that this was not the first time that Sebastian was faced with a firearm during the performance of service. This danger was one of the reasons why Sebastian was looking to move from his locksmith job to vocational school.
Whichever way that a third party looks at this case, the result is unfortunate. A young man was left dead and a family is grieving looking for justice. Additionally a legally innocent man was kept in jail for nearly two years of his life. However, with so many witnesses on the scene, but only one who was willing, or able, to identify Dewayne Fulsom as the shooter it was impossible for the jury to reach a guilty verdict. Despite their son having passed away, the Geiger’s believe that Sebastian has gone to a better place; because they also believe that without his defensive actions that his friend who was with him that night may have reached the same fate had those actions not been taken.