By Conrad Dudderar
An Oklahoma City woman has been convicted of shooting to death a man in a domestic dispute, but she won’t have to serve time in state prison.
Donna Gayle Wong, 52, pleaded no contest to first-degree manslaughter Sept. 20 in Oklahoma County District Court.
Wong, represented by attorney Tyler Box, was charged in June 2022 for killing Curtis Priest, 47, at a home north of Northwest Expressway just east of the Canadian/Oklahoma County line.
Wong shot Priest when an altercation between the two escalated, according to court documents.
District Judge Cindy H. Truong, at a Sept. 20th court hearing, gave Wong a seven-year suspended sentence under the supervision of the state Department of Corrections.
Wong was ordered to pay a $100 fine, $100 victim’s compensation assessment, and court-related fees and costs.
A $50,000 bond posted in July 2022 was exonerated.
At a preliminary hearing in February, Oklahoma County Special Judge Jason Glidewell found probable cause that Wong committed the crime and bounded the defendant over to stand trial.
Oklahoma City Police officers responded shortly before noon June 2, 2022, to a home in the 8800 block of NW 115th Street near Countyline Road. They found Priest dead of an apparent gunshot wound.
After being interviewed by police, Wong was arrested at the scene and booked into the Oklahoma County Jail for the fatal shooting.
She was released from jail July 1, 2022, after posting the $50,000 bond.