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March 4, 2022

Man gets more than 37 years in federal prison for toddler’s rape and murder

Therese Apel

A Tucker man was sentenced this week to more than 37 years in federal prison for the sexual assault and murder of a child on the Choctaw Indian Reservation.

According to court documents, Brett K. Hickman, 28, of Tucker, sexually assaulted and murdered a 2-year-old female on June 8, 2019, in the Tucker Community of the Choctaw Indian Reservation.

Hickman pled guilty in U.S. District Court on July 13, 2021, before U.S. District Judge David Bramlette.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Choctaw Police Department investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin J. Payne prosecuted the case.

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