Man accused of killing girlfriend with hammer in Mayes County

MAYES COUNTY, Okla. — A man is in jail Friday after Mayes County deputies say he killed his girlfriend with a hammer.

Deputies arrested 37-year-old Harvey Dale Murphy late Thursday night in connection to the death of 52-year-old Kimmy Jo Stipes.

Mayes County deputies say they were called to a home Thursday on North Highway 20 after hearing a man had killed his girlfriend the night before.

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Deputies say they came to the home and found Stipes dead and evidence that there had been a violent crime.

Mayes County Sheriff's Office and OSBI investigated and Murphy was later arrested on complaints of first-degree murder.

This is a developing story. Check back for more details.

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