Almost 15 years ago,on June 3,1999,Clayton Lockett,23,Shawn Mathis,26,and Alfonzo LaRon Veasey Lockett,17,planned on robbing Bobby Lee Bornt,23,at his house in Perry,Okla.
They tied up Bornt and beat him. Bornt’s nine-month-old son was present.
Stephanie Neiman,18,was dropping off her friend Summer Bradshaw at that house,and Lockett and his accomplices tried to take the keys to her new Chevy truck. Neiman,who graduated from high school only two weeks earlier,fought back,and the men covered her mouth with duct tape and beat and sexually assualted her. They also covered her 18-year-old friend’s mouth with duct tape,and beat and sexually assaulted her. Both were abducted,along with Bornt and his son. Lockett and his accomplices drove the four people they kidnapped west of Ponca City. Lockett asked Neiman if she planned to call the police. She would not say no, and Mathis spent 20 minutes digging a grave over which Lockett shot Neiman twice with a sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun, the three other victims later told authorities.