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Guilty verdict in Ardmore stabbing case

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Skylar Walker (l) and Payton Lockwood / KTEN Skylar Walker (l) and Payton Lockwood / KTEN

ARDMORE, OK -- A Carter County jury needed just one hour Friday to convict an Ardmore man who was accused of first-degree manslaughter.

Skylar Luke Walker, 21, was charged in the death of Payton Lockwood. Ardmore police said Lockwood was stabbed during an argument between the two men last July at the Huntington Falls apartments on L Street NE.

Lockwood later died of his injuries.

"We are very pleased with the jury's verdict," said District Attorney Craig Ladd. "I hope this brings some degree of peace to Payton Lockwood's family."

Ladd said Walker will be sentenced on June 14. Following closing arguments on Friday, the jury recommended a prison term of 17 years.