The 8th grader arrested last Christmas for the murder of a Nevada woman insider her parents’ Jenks home will be tried as a ‘youthful offender’. Tulsa County Special Judge Cliff Smith issued the ruling yesterday.
47-year-old Mary Escue was shot and killed at her parents home last December 18th. Police claim the teen burglarizing the home when he shot and killed Escue.
Joshua Mooney was 14 at the time of the murder. Prosecutors want to try him as an adult and they plan to appeal the judge’s ruling.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Health is investigating whether anyone who handled a rabid puppy that later died was exposed to the disease.
The health agency said Wednesday the Bluetick/Walker Coonhound mix puppy was part of a litter of five or six 10-week-old puppies that were sold on June 9 at the Bivens Dog Trade in Sulphur. The puppies have black, brown and white markings.
Officials say one of the puppies developed symptoms of rabies on June 12 and subsequently died. Laboratory testing by the agency confirmed the presence of rabies.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar is joining a star-studded country music concert planned to benefit victims of last month's deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma.
Toby Keith announced Wednesday that Hagar and country music legends Mel Tillis and John Anderson would be joining his Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert July 6 at the University of Oklahoma's Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman. Other performers include Garth Brooks and his wife, Trisha Yearwood, Willie Nelson and Ronnie Dunn.