Convicted murderer Dan Triplett officially belongs to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.
Last month, Triplett was formally sentenced to prison, without parole, for the first-degree murder of 51-year-old Brent Mack. In April, 12 jurors needed just over two hours to find him guilty of murder and desecration of a body. Triplett was given the maximum penalty on both convictions. Related article: Convicted murderer Dan Triplett sentenced to life in prison
Mack, who worked for Triplett’s septic tank business, was reported missing to the Guthrie Police Department on Sept. 29, 2021, after his daughter said no one had seen or heard from him since Sept. 20.
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With the recovery of surveillance cameras and other circumstantial evidence, Triplett was found guilty of shooting and burying Mack under a septic tank in rural northern Logan County near Mulhall. Triplett claimed he shot Mack in self-defense after Mack pointed a gun at him inside the hole.
The 68-year-old Triplett was transported from the Logan County Detention Center to the Lexington Assessment and Reception Center (LARC) on Monday, July 10. The facility provides maximum security and serves as the state intake facility for all male inmates.
With his most recent book-in photo, Triplett is photographed with a completely shaven head and no facial hair.
In a pre-sentence investigation prior to his sentence, Triplett said he planned to appeal the case. Logan County Assistant District Attorney J.R. Kalka, who led the prosecution, said he would not expect an appeal would require another trial to take place.
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