MUSKOGEE, Okla. -- A man convicted of killing an Oklahoma state trooper has been formally sentenced to die.
The sentence was handed down to Kenneth Eugene Barrett in Muskogee County Court on Monday for the killing of Rocky Eales, which happened near Sallisaw in September 1999.
Barrett was convicted of killing Eales during a drug raid on Barrett's home.
The death sentence was decided upon during the federal trial, Barrett's third trial. His first trial ended with a deadlocked jury, and the second ended with a conviction for manslaughter.