Bernard Richard Poulin of Beggs received a 30-year federal prison sentence for murder and five years for an unrelated arson charge.
Last August, the 31-year-old Poulin had pleaded guilty to second degree murder in Indian Country along with the arson charge.
According to investigators, on May 10, 2021, Poulin stabbed and killed the victim during a physical altercation at the victim’s residence. While incarcerated in the Okmulgee County Jail after his arrest, Poulin started a fire outside his cell area. The crimes occurred in Indian Country, within the boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Reservation and within the Eastern District of Oklahoma.
Poulin will remain in custody of the U.S. Marshal pending transportation to a designated United States Bureau of Prisons facility to serve a non-paroleable sentence of incarceration. Federal judge Ronald A. White ordered the sentences to run concurrently.