Bobby BlueJacket first came to notoriety in 1948 when the Oklahoma eighteen-year old shot and killed Bill Klein with a sawed-off shotgun. The trial of the Shawnee teen drew big crowds, and BlueJacket was eventually sentenced to 99 years in prison. Over time, BlueJacket’s lawyers got the sentence reduced, and Bluejacket was eventually released. By 2016, Bluejacket had become a respected elder in the Eastern Shawnee tribe. Michael P. Daley has written about crime and cultural history, and his new book “Bobby BlueJacket: The Tribe, The Joint, The Tulsa Underworld” features oral history from Bobby BlueJacket himself. Michael P. Daley joins Eight O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing by phone.
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