Records unsealed for material witness in quadruple homicides

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Updated: 2/14/2013 3:53 pm Published: 2/14/2013 3:52 pm

A Tulsa judge unsealed the records about a material witness in the investigation into the quadruple homicide at Fairmont Terrace in January.

Twin sisters Rebeika Powell and Kayetie Melchor and friends Julie Jackson and Misty Nunley were shot to death in an apartment near 61st and Peoria on January 7th.

Court records now show Susan Canady was arrested on January 11th as a material witness to the investigation. In court papers filed on the 11th, District Attorney Tim Harris asked the court to seal the records of Canady’s arrest for her protection.

“A criminal information has not been filed by the State of Oklahoma because of the unfolding nature of the ongoing investigation. However, records related to the arrest of this material witness exist and present a legitimate cause for concern if disclosed.”

The Tulsa Police Department also expressed concern about the protection of the witness and preserving the integrity of the evidence in the investigation.

On February 6th, TPD arrested Cedric Poore and James Poore for four counts of first degree murder for the Fairmont Terrace homicides.

On February `14th, DA Harris filed paperwork saying it was no longer necessary to seal these records or any records associated with this case. A judge approved the motion on the same day.

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WyoMoe - 2/18/2013 10:27 AM
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She was "tossed in jail" for failing to cooperate and withholding evidence in a capital crime. If anyone would care to stick to the facts they can go back and follow the story line when TPD stated that if anyone was withholding evidence in this case they would be arrested! TPD kept their word and rightfully so.

dukshanee - 2/15/2013 1:31 PM
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dukshanee - 2/15/2013 1:31 PM
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If you are witness and don't cooperate with police, the will throw your butt in jail till you do now !!

Mayor Maynot - 2/15/2013 12:35 PM
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That's Tulsas witness protection plan. Put em in seg ;-)

kindagreywolf - 2/15/2013 1:14 AM
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If I read this correctly, She is tossed in jail because she's a witness? Oh yeah, I will come forward for a crime!

aleman - 2/14/2013 5:49 PM
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No wonder no one wants to be a witness... Fox23 will publish your name...oh well all in the name of a headline huh?
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