Charges expected soon in quadruple homicide


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Updated: 1/29/2013 5:17 pm Published: 1/29/2013 1:35 pm


Tulsa police say charges will be filed soon in a recent quadruple homicide at 61st and Peoria.

Deputy Police Chief Dennis Larsen tells FOX23's Sharon Phillips charges are expected to be filed in those homicides soon. "We are very confident that we know exactly what transpired there and we are getting close to the point where we will charge people, but it just takes time," Larsen said.

Rebeika Powell, Kayetie Melchor, Misty Nunley and Julie Jackson were found shot to death in an apartment at the Fairmont Terrace near 61st and Peoria on January 7th.  Police have a possible person of interest, Freddie Hayes, in custody, but no charges have been filed at this time. 

The district attorney requested and got a bond increase for Hayes, who is being held on other charges and warrants.  "At the end of the day, when we present evidence to the district attorney, there will be good solid cases built on rock hard evidence that we feel confident will prevail in court and justice will be served," said Larsen. 

Larsen also urged Tulsans to trust the police department to stay active to solve this and other crimes.

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watergirl - 1/30/2013 3:13 PM
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So glad to hear they are getting close to finding and charging the killer(s). I can be patient and wait for the "real story" as long as I know they are working on it. This is one case I will be following until justice is done. I just can't let it go, it was too bizare, too horrible. TPD DETECTIVES - DON'T EVER GIVE UP. We don't want the killer(s) going after anybody else!

aleman - 1/29/2013 4:42 PM
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Reading between the lines the D.A. doesn't sound too confident,scumbag will probably get off with the weak judges we have here

Mayor Maynot - 1/29/2013 4:25 PM
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Be interesting to see what they came up with. Be good to get this matter cleared up quickly. It'll still probably take two more years.

BrideyMurphy - 1/29/2013 3:57 PM
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I agree with standing them up against a wall but shoot them in the head, they aren't worth the extra time.

dukshanee - 1/29/2013 3:24 PM
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I hope they catch the killer/killers. they should tie them against a wall and let the family members throw stones at them till they dead, dead dead!!!
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