Federal charges filed after man’s body found outside his Tulsa home

TULSA, Okla. — Three men face federal charges after a Tulsa man’s body was found in his front yard.

58-year-old Billy Lindsey’s body was found last week near his E 56th Street N home.

56-year-old Stephen Rose and 49-year-old Vernon Weaver have been charged with first-degree murder in Indian Country. Rose, Weaver, and 28-year-old Christopher Squirrel also face a conspiracy to commit robbery charge.

Court documents claim that the men planned to rob the victim and get money owed to Rose. During the robbery, Rose and Weaver allegedly stabbed Lindsey all over his body. Lindsey died from the wounds.

The cases are moving forward in U.S. District Court in Tulsa.

The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI are investigating.