Hearing continued for brothers accused of murders

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Cedric and James Poore
Cedric and James Poore
Updated: 7/16/2013 3:29 pm Published: 7/16/2013 12:01 pm

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A preliminary hearing has been continued for two brothers accused of tying up and fatally shooting four women in a Tulsa apartment.

During Tuesday morning's proceedings, a friend of James Poore and Cedric Poore testified that he overheard one of the brothers talking about planning a robbery on Jan. 7. On that same day, authorities discovered the bodies of 23-year-old twins Rebeika Powell and Kayetie Melchor, 33-year-old Misty Nunley and 55-year-old Julie Jackson.

Authorities believe the brothers robbed the women at a rundown apartment complex, then killed them because out of fear the women could identify them to police.

Both brothers have pleaded not guilty.

In testimony Monday, the 19-year-old niece of James Poore said he confided to her that he'd committed the crime.

The hearing has been continued until September.

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karlschneider - 7/17/2013 7:05 AM
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Where's Al Sharpton on this hate crime? Oh, wait...

WyoMoe - 7/16/2013 2:56 PM
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Take all the rope in Texas, find a Tall Oak Tree........

Mayor Maynot - 7/16/2013 1:25 PM
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They robbed their next door neighbor DUH they can identify you.
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