Woman dies after violent break-in, suspect arrested


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Updated: 3/16/2012 3:22 pm Published: 3/15/2012 2:47 pm


Tulsa police said the woman beaten in a brutal home break-in in North Tulsa died Thursday at 7:30 p.m.  

Nancy and Bob Strait were robbed and beaten Wednesday night at their home in the 3300 block of Virgin Street.  Bob Strait remains hospitalized in serious condition.  A police report indicates Bob was shot in the face with his own BB gun during the invasion.

Thursday afternoon Tulsa police located the couple's stolen car in the 5700 block of East Easton Street. An alert driver on 4th and Yale called police when he saw the Plymouth Neon. He followed it to the neighborhood. That's when more than a dozen police cars stopped the driver.

Investigators took 3 men and a woman in for questioning.  Police tell us there was a child inside the car with the woman. After interviewing the four, police arrested Tyrone Woodfork, 19. 

Police said they had enough evidence to arrest Woodfork for this murder.  Woodfork was on a suspended sentence for burglary.  A police report says he sold the Strait's 42-inch flatscreen tv for $250 at a gas station shortly after the break-in on Wednesday evening, and was in possession of other items from the house.  He is being held without bond.

If you would like to help the couple, you can make a donation at Arvest Bank. The account is named "
Nancy Strait and Bob Strait Support Trust."

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mreynolds - 4/4/2012 2:16 PM
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everybody makes thing out to be so racist when thats not even the case, no matter what color they may be it still goin to happen point,blank period...

Oregonfamily - 3/17/2012 7:06 PM
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Continued appreciation to the Police and Tulsa Citizens who continue to pursue justice on behalf of my Uncle Bob, Aunt Nancy and family. You all are playing such an important part in helping bring to justice these evil men who have done such horrible things. Thank you so much! ~ Family in Oregon

watchdog11 - 3/17/2012 12:41 AM
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I think it is a hate crime, and chances are these worthless pieces of human garbage won't be prosecuted as severly as they would had they been white or if the people they senselessly killed were also black. I have never been a fan of the idea of vigilante, but people are watching what is going on, and getting tired of this kind of crap happening again and again, I am hearing talk now, I think we are going to see some retribution if the justice system doesn't start doing their jobs better and prosecuting with equality, and vigilante justice a scary thought, it tends to get out of control really fast, lawmakers, judges, police and sheriffs deparments, there is a storm brewing on the horizon, take note.

Disgusted - 3/16/2012 3:24 PM
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I'm with Watchdog - the person, or people, that did this crime do not deserve to walk the earth with the rest of us. I hope the trial is short and the result is the death penalty. Soon.

Oregonfamily - 3/16/2012 2:57 PM
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It's been so hard on our family to hear of what happened to my Aunt and Uncle. We do pray for Justice and that all involved are tried and convicted. Our Aunt Nancy died after being taken off of Life Support. Please pray for our Uncle Bob and for his recovery. It will be a hard road ahead and he's been through so much already. Thanks to everyone who is actively trying to find these guys. Thank you Tulsa Police and Neighbors. We feel supported by you all.

Steve In Tulsa - 3/16/2012 2:48 PM
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I wonder if this kid was taught Obama's Professor Bells Critial Race Theory which says white supremecy can never be eradicated in North America so we must pay reparations to blacks in perpetuity because they will never be able to rise in this society which is what Obama beleives in spite of having been elected president of the US.

SVCMGR - 3/16/2012 9:35 AM
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I'd like to drag that as*ho!e behind my truck down a dirt road about 60mph !!! Then drop him off at a retirement center!!!! LET THEM FINISH HIM!!! what a sick fk?

NavyVet - 3/16/2012 7:57 AM
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This punk was walking the streets on a suspended sentence. Our justice system has become a joke. It is time to bring back harsher penalties and quit going easy on these low lifes. Bring back chain gangs and busting rocks in the yards.

AmericanInfdl - 3/16/2012 7:42 AM
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Another worthless POS turned loose on the public time after time after time. This is what the liberal bleeding hearts have brought you to, folks. It's time to clean house not only on the North side of Tulsa, but in every office head by a liberal whose muddle headed ideas are put into practice. Some people CANNOT be rehabilitated so stop trying and put them out of their misery!

AmericanInfdl - 3/16/2012 7:42 AM
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Another worthless POS turned loose on the public time after time after time. This is what the liberal bleeding hearts have brought you to, folks. It's time to clean house not only on the North side of Tulsa, but in every office head by a liberal whose muddle headed ideas are put into practice. Some people CANNOT be rehabilitated so stop trying and put them out of their misery!
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