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2nd man charged in 1997 Oklahoma death

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: August 14, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Another man has been charged in the death of a 28-year-old man that occurred nearly 20 years ago.

A local television station reports 56-year-old Ricky Dority is charged with first-degree murder and robbery in connection with 28-year-old Mitchell Nixon’s death in 1997.

Authorities found the victim’s body near Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Agents discovered a bloody rock next to Nixon’s head.

Rex Richard Robbins is also charged in connection with Nixon’s death and has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Dority is in a federal prison after he was convicted in 1999 for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Oklahoma prosecutors say he will be brought to the state to be arraigned for his new charges. It wasn’t immediately clear whether Dority has an attorney. has disabled the comments for this article.