• Prosecutors: Tulsa teen charged in deadly crime spree had previous history in juvenile courts

    By: Sara Hart


    TULSA, Okla. - Quick facts:

    • Deonte Green is accused of a violent crime spree in Tulsa.
    • Prosecutors say Green had an extensive juvenile record.
    • FOX23 learned more about his history.


    FOX23 is finding out more about 16-year-old Deonte Green and the crimes he allegedly committed before the day that police say he raped an elderly woman and killed a local teacher.

    Prosecutors told FOX23 that before the major crime spree that Green's crimes hadn't been severe enough for harsher punishment in the eyes of the law. 

    They say there are three types of charges in Oklahoma: juvenile charges, youthful offender charges and adult charges.

    • Minors are charged as juveniles if they commit burglaries or some other lesser crime.
    • Minors are charged as youthful offenders if they are 15, 16 or 17 and commit crimes like rape, kidnapping or robbery.
    • Minors are charged as adults if they commit first degree murder.

    FOX23 went through Green’s juvenile record and found that, while the list was extensive, Green had not been accused of a crime that would qualify him as a youthful offender before the day of the major crime spree.

    He had drug infractions, as well as burglaries and a domestic assault, all of which were handled through the juvenile courts.

    Documents show that it was noted that he was considered to be a high risk, repeat offender, but prosecutors say they can’t operate outside the law.

    Part of his juvenile court probation said that Green was not allowed to go outside without adult supervision.

    The teen has now been charged with 26 felonies for the day of the crime spree and other crimes allegedly committed in the nights just before. 

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