Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Killing Over Casino Winnings ‘Joke’ in Oklahoma

A Muskogee, Oklahoma man has been given two life sentences in prison without the possibility of parole for a 2020 murder related to fictional casino winnings. Kevin Marvell Jackson, 22, shot 19-year-old Bradley Dillon five times after Dillon made a joke about winning $10,000 at a local casino. Jackson, believing the claim, intended to rob Dillon but became enraged when he found out Dillon had no money.

In addition to the life sentences, Jackson was also given 180 months imprisonment for robbery in Indian Country and for using, carrying, brandishing, and discharging a firearm in relation to a crime of violence.

During the trial, the jury heard that on October 19, 2020, Jackson had attended a small house party with his girlfriend Natalie McMahon, who was friends with Dillon. Later, Dillon and a friend went to the nearby Creek Nation Casino Muskogee and called the house to joke about winning big. Taking the joke seriously, Jackson donned a ski mask and planned to rob them upon their return.

Jackson ambushed Dillon and his friend outside the property, ordering them at gunpoint to hand over all their cash. When they had none, Jackson ordered them to drive to an ATM. The friend drove off, leaving Dillon behind, and Jackson shot him. Dillon was pronounced dead at a hospital in Muskogee.

Witness testimonies and Facebook Messenger conversations incriminated Jackson, and he was arrested in Oklahoma City following an FBI manhunt.

United States Attorney Christopher J. Wilson stated, “Mr. Jackson’s cold-blooded crimes are deserving of the life sentence handed down by the Court. There can be no room in society for such callous acts, and this office will prosecute anyone who commits such crimes to the fullest extent of the law.”